Master of Arts (MA) in School Counseling

Master of Arts (MA) in School Counseling

Discover Your Future at Argosy University with a School Counseling MA Degree


Diverse Students in this Program


Students are ages 40+ in this Program


Students Enrolled Full Time in this Program

*Argosy University program census, 09/16/2016

The Master of Arts in School Counseling (MASC) prepares educators seeking credentialing to become primary and secondary school counselors.

Why a Master of Arts Degree in School Counseling?

The School Counseling program is designed to develop and prepare professional counselors to work in a variety of employment settings in P-12 schools. Candidates in the School Counseling Program can learn to counsel individuals, families and groups on concerns in social, educational, psychological, career, and life planning situations. Counselor education and training also emphasizes assessment, intervention, prevention, consultation, and wellness. Based on state requirements, students may be required to complete additional experiences or coursework.

Why a School Counseling Degree at Argosy University?

Consistent with the Argosy University College of Education mission, scholarship, professionalism and social responsibility are integral to the preparation and induction of candidates, as is respect for cultural and linguistic diversity. Field and clinical practice requirements provide candidates experience across the breadth of school counseling and require them to demonstrate and apply knowledge, skills and dispositions that have a positive impact on student learning.


The College of Education at Argosy University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The accreditation covers advanced educator preparation programs across all campuses of Argosy University and its online programs. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.

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What to Expect

When you’re applying, you will:

  • Work with a qualified admissions team trained to assist with application and programmatic issues and questions.
  • Work with qualified financial aid* representatives to explore all options for an affordable route to realize your professional goals.
  • Experience a streamlined, but thorough admissions process to begin your program in a timely manner.

When you’re enrolled, you will:

  • Engage in 51 credit hours of a learner-centered program geared to provide a wide range of classroom and field based experiences.
  • Experience instructional interactions with an experienced** and competent faculty.
  • Be required to meet all program requirements and pass all state required certification exams for completion of the Masters in School Counseling program.

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
**Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

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