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Gain the needed skills and knowledge to take on an expanded role in your school and make a significant contribution to students' well-being. Capella University's online Master's in School Counseling program prepares you to advocate for the personal, educational, and social needs of students.

This state-approved, CACREP-accredited program is built on the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model and includes online coursework, field training, and residencies.

The Building Blocks of Your Master's Program

This CACREP-accredited master’s program includes the following integrated components: online coursework, residencies, and field experiences. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you through your program and prepare you for state licensure eligibility.

View a sample course sequence to understand program timing and see how your coursework, comprehensive exams, and dissertation all fit together.

To learn more about this program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

Degree Outcomes

With your Master's in School Counseling from Capella, you'll learn to apply brief counseling and child/ adolescent development theories and research to school practice. You'll also learn how to deliver culturally, ethnically and life-style sensitive individual and group counseling services to students in school settings. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

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Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online program in school counseling include elementary, middle or high school counselor, guidance counselor or student life counselor. Potential workplaces include public or private schools, nonprofit organization, education corporation or government.