Master's in School Counseling Master of Science in School Counseling

Online Master of Science in School Counseling


Earning an MS in School Counseling can help you gain the skills and knowledge to connect with students and use your passion for helping others to pursue your professional goals. Choose one of three specialties and build expertise in what matters most to you.

Build professional skills that fit your career goals with a MS in School Counseling

The Capella MS in School Counseling is an online degree program designed to cover theories of counseling with children and adolescents, group counseling, counseling for college and career readiness, and child and adolescent psychopathology. Program specializations help provide focus for your career path.

MS in School Counseling program overview

This program emphasizes both the fundamental knowledge you need to succeed in school counseling and the practical skills you need to put that knowledge to work. It provides the opportunity to develop a professional, specialized skill set that can help prepare you to make an impact on today’s youth.

Choosing an MS in School Counseling specialization

Every professional journey is different. Your chosen specialization can help you leverage your unique passions and interests for a career in school counseling.*

*Capella cannot guarantee any specific job title,  promotion, salary increase or other career outcomes. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals. Note that some career paths may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications and/or other designations along with a degree.

Why choose the MS in School Counseling at Capella University?

Real-world learning

Enhance your skills with residency, internship and practicum experiences that integrate your knowledge with practice.

Expert core faculty

Our faculty is made up of scholar-practitioners with doctoral degrees who are active in their professions and bring real-world experience to the courseroom.

Professional relevance

Our curriculum incorporates the values, principles and ethical standards of national, regional and state professional counseling associations and honor societies, including the American School Counseling Association.

Capella University’s MS in School Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) through March 31, 2028. Capella University’s Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) unit is accredited based on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards through 2024.