24 months
27540 USD/year
27540 USD/year
17280 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:

  • 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

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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

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    27540 USD/year
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  • National

    27540 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 27540 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    17280 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 17280 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Charlottesville

990 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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


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