36 months
7783 USD/year
7783 USD/year
5295 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Education - School Counseling program from Purdue University Northwest prepares students to provide individual and small group counseling, classroom guidance, college/career planning, as well as consultation to teachers, parents, families, and other professionals. 


Students in the program will experience a variety of opportunities to learn and practice skills in these areas.

This degree is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Our faculty members are committed to establish a learning environment that promotes counselor competence, professional ethics, personal integrity and cultural sensitivity. Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible for K-12 school counselor licensure in Indiana.

As a student in this program, you’ll undertake training experiences that celebrate diversity, increase multicultural sensitivity and enable you to meet the needs of individuals and families from diverse backgrounds.


As a graduate of this Education - School Counseling program from Purdue University Northwest, you’ll be eligible to become a licensed school counselor.  Many of our students complete the department’s Expressive Arts Certificate, or a few of the classes, to take those counseling skills into their practice. with their students. You can also complete an additional four courses to be eligible to become a licensed mental health counselor.

Career Paths

Most of our alumni work as school counselors, but some students go on to pursue doctorates in counselor education. Others work in higher education or related helping professions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Group Counseling Theories And Techniques
  • School Counseling
  • Career Development And Assessment
  • Measurement And Instrument Design
  • Special Topics In Education (Counseling Children and Adolescents)
  • Counseling Theories And Techniques Laboratory
  • Program Development And Organization In Human Services

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

To apply to this program, you’re required to submit:

  • Online application with counseling supplement
  • Three professional recommendations
  • Official undergraduate transcript (a GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred)
After our faculty reviews the application materials, we send invitations for on-site interviews.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7783 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7783 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    7783 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7783 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    5295 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5295 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Hammond

1012 - 1638 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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