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School Counselor, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, NY,
The M.S. in School Counselor at the Long Island University (LIU) program prepares students to work with young people from a developmental perspective to clarify goals, to overcome behavioral and social obstacles, and to enhance the learning experience.

About

The M.S. in School Counselor at the Long Island University (LIU)  is nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Graduates of the School Counselor master's at the Long Island University (LIU) program help students cope with a myriad of problems. They learn effective individual and group counseling techniques and gain practical field experience through internships at all levels (elementary, middle and high school). This 48- credit program leads to Provisional (Initial) New York State certification as a school counselor.

Accreditation

The Master of Science in School Counselor program is nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The program prepares you to work with young people from a developmental perspective to clarify goals, to overcome behavioral and social obstacles, and to enhance the learning experience. You'll learn effective individual and group counseling techniques and gain practical field experience through internships at all levels (elementary, middle and high school).

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Psychopathology for the Professional Counselor 
  • Diversity and SocioCultural Issues in Counseling  
  • Human Growth and Development Over the Lifespan 
  • Theories Of Counseling  
  • Counseling Pre-Practicum 
  • Counseling Practicum  
  • Career Development 
  • Group Counseling:Theory and Practice 
  • Research Methods In Counseling

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    85

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Analytical Writing score:

    4.5

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Application for Admission. 
  • Application fee: (non-refundable). 
  • Official copies of your undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts from any college(s) or universities you have attended. 
  • Bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in undergraduate studies or successful completion of another master’s degree. Applicants who do not meet this academic requirement will be required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1225 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1225 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1225 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1225 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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