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School Counseling

Program(s) Available: M.S.Ed.

Interested in growing your mental health advocacy? Interested in working with students to support their academic, behavioral and social development? The Master of Science Education in School Counseling is a 45-hour, two-year program focusing on school counseling in elementary, middle and secondary schools.

Why Study School Counseling at Northwest

Students enroll in a cohort setting allowing for individualized support from faculty and classmates.

The program trains students in a developmental approach to school counseling and the Missouri Comprehensive School Counseling Program. Using this approach, the program focuses on the three primary functions of the modern school counselor: consultation, coordination and counseling.

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Admissions requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for admission:

  • undergraduate transcript from an accredited college which indicates:
    • a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 or above
    • a minimum GPA in the undergraduate declared major of 3.00
  • a written statement of career plans and philosophy of education
  • a written recommendation attesting to the applicant's potential as a graduate student and as a school counselor from a certified school counselor, a school administrator or a college professor

Application deadline: March 1- please send all application materials to the Graduate Office:

For students without a teaching degree, 12 additional hours of coursework will be required.

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