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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.
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.
In the MS in School Counseling program, your core courses help build a foundation of knowledge and strengthen your skills in key areas of school counseling. From there, you’ll move into the coursework for your chosen specialization to grow your expertise and advance toward your final project.
*The FlexPath option for the project management specializations is not accredited by PMI-GAC.
Applicants to the MS in School Counseling program must provide the following information for admission:
GRE and GMAT are not required for admission.
International applicants will be subject to additional admission requirements.
The total cost of your MS in School Counseling program will depend on your specialization, scholarships and finances, transfer credits, academic performance and other factors.
Every professional journey is different. Your chosen specialization can help you leverage your unique passions and interests for a career in school counseling.*
Integrate knowledge of addictions counseling theory, research and professional literature to choose activities that promote optimal well-being and recovery for individuals, families, groups and systems.
Integrate knowledge of counseling theory, research and professional literature to choose activities that promote optimal health and well-being for children/adolescents, families, groups and systems.
Integrate knowledge of counseling theory, research and professional literature to choose activities that promote optimal development for individuals, groups and systems.
*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.
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.
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.