Counselor Education

University of Virginia

M.Ed. On Campus
24 months
27000 USD/year
27000 USD/year
16920 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Earn your Master of Education in Counselor Education from University of Virginia and help guide the academic, career and social-emotional development of today’s youth. Our program prepares you to become a school counselor in the K-12 setting. Graduates become leaders, advocates, collaborators and systematic change agents in schools.


he M.Ed. in Counselor Education degree prepares you to become a counselor in both public and private schools with the support of a diverse and accomplished faculty.

This Counselor Education from University of Virginia program teaches you how to become a leader, an advocate, a collaborator and a change agent – with an emphasis on promoting equity, access, and justice as a K-12 school counselor. With teamwork built into the curriculum you will get the opportunity to collaborate with your classmates in a supportive and close-knit environment. Plus, student diversity in Charlottesville and the surrounding school systems grants excellent internship learning opportunities in both urban, suburban, and rural settings.


Upon graduation, our students are competent in promoting the academic, social-emotional, and career development of students through comprehensive school counseling programs in K-12 schools. The implementation of such comprehensive programs are data-informed and student- driven, and focus heavily on addressing individual and systemic barriers to personal development and educational achievement while advocating for equity, access, and justice in K-12 schools. 


 CACREP-accredited program

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intro to the Counseling Profession
  • Theories & Techniques of Counseling
  • Essential Counseling Skills Lab
  • Introduction to School Counseling
  • Lifespan Development
  • Career Interventions
  • Group Counseling Procedures
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Practicum in School Counseling
  • Counseling Children & Adolescents
  • Individual/Triadic Supervision

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




51 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college by date of entry.
  • Have a B average or better for the last two years of undergraduate study.
  • Submit an application for admission (including a $75 non-refundable application fee) and unofficial transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate work. Once admitted, official transcripts will be required. 
  • GRE test scores are not required.
  • Submit at least two letters of recommendation from professionals who can attest to the potential of the applicant to succeed as a graduate student and professional counselor.
  • Submit a written statement of professional goals and reasons for seeking admission to the masters program in school counseling.
  • Submit a current resume.
  • A writing sample is not required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27000 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    27000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27000 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    16920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16920 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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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Counselor Education
University of Virginia


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