School Counseling (M.S.)

School Counseling will prepare you to help all students reach their maximum level of development. You'll learn in a program that embraces a multicultural and developmental philosophy in preparing students to provide counseling and related services in a democratic and pluralistic society. Completing this program will give you the education needed to seek K-12 licensure as a school counselor in Minnesota and give you the foundation needed to pursue licensure in other states.

Program Highlights

  • Emphasizes the importance of using a developmental approach, multicultural competence and interpersonal skills
  • Tradition of students working with practicing school counselors
  • Professors are counselor educators, former school counselors and other helping-profession counselors
  • State-of-the-art clinical counseling rooms and engaging, small classes
  • Evening and summer courses available
  • post-master graduate certificate in school counseling is also offered

Program Distinctions

Graduate Director

Dr. William Lepkowski

Popular Careers

  • Primary school counselor
  • Middle school counselor
  • High school counselor
  • Private school counselor 

Application Deadlines

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Fall Feb. 1 (Priority) Aug. 1 (Final) Feb. 1 (Priority) May 1 (Final) Feb. 1 (Priority) Aug. 1 (Final)
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Summer Feb. 1 (Priority) May 1 (Final) Feb. 1 (Priority) May 1 (Final) Feb. 1 (Priority) May 1 (Final)

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