The Master of Science in School Counseling is designed to prepare students to become licensed school counselors. Upon completion of the coursework, practicum hours, and passing the TExES exam for school counseling, students are eligible to be employed as a school counselors in the public or private school setting. Classes are offered evenings and Saturday mornings during fall and spring. In summer months, a daytime schedule is adopted to maximize teachers’ summer schedule.
- April 15 - Summer Semester (or early decision Fall Semester)
- June 15 - Fall Semester (or early decision Spring Semester)
- October 15 - Spring Semester (or early decision Summer Semester)
2012-2013 Interviews Dates
- October 26, 2012
- April 26, 2013
- June 28, 2013
Critera for admission include:
- A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
- One of the following requirements:
- Qualifying GPA score (3.0 cumulative or 3.25 last 60 hours)
- GRE score of 900 or greater (or equivalent based on new score scale)
- Mental health casework and/or field experience with minimum GPA of 2.5 cumulative
- Interview session with program faculty
Consideration for admission to the Counseling graduate program is contingent upon submission of the following items:
- A non-refundable application fee of $50
- An official transcript from each institution of higher education attended
- Three letters of recommendation
- Statement of Purpose Essay
- Criminal Background Check
- GRE official score report (if GPA requirements not met)
Tuition & Financial Aid
M.S. School Counseling Cost per credit hour (2012-2013)
|Tuition & Fee Total:
Estimated total cost of attendance for 39 hour program is $28,500. Not including books and living expenditures. Students should expect to incur additional charges that may increase the tuition and fee total. The above costs are an estimate/basic cost of tuition and fees only.
Financial aid is available to eligible applicants through several federal loan programs. In addition, the University offers extended payment plans and direct company billing. Students interested in applying for financial aid through these programs should request a financial aid packet from the Financial Aid Office. They can be called at (817) 531-4420.