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Master of Arts (MA) in School Counseling Admissions & Course Requirements, Argosy University - Salt Lake City Campus

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Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, or an appropriately certified foreign institution
  • A grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) during the last two years of undergraduate work and any subsequent study
  • A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, English Language Proficiency Policy.
  • Evidence of a criminal background or fingerprint check
  • A Writing Sample submitted with the program application
  • Program interview with School Counseling Program Faculty and recommendation for admittance
  • Submission of all required paperwork (e.g. transcripts, application forms, etc.)

Departmental recommendation by the program chair for admittance based on a review of all admission materials. All applications for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative is available to help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:

  • Completed Application for Admission Form
  • Personal/professional goal statement with a self-appraisal of qualifications for the profession
  • Current résumé
  • Three letters of recommendation (Two from a source familiar with student's academic abilities and one from a current school administrator)
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended

Course List

Core Course Requirements
Core Course Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

E6450 - Principles of Education and Classroom Management
(3)

(3)

SC6035 - Human Growth and Development
(3)

(3)

SC6110 - Foundations of School Counseling
(3)

(3)

SC6112 - Legal and Ethical Issues for School Counselors
(3)

(3)

SC6114 - Counseling Theories and Practice
(3)

(3)

SC6116 - Counseling Skills and Techniques
(3)

(3)

SC6120 - School Counselors as Consultants
(3)

(3)

SC6122 - Assessment and Evaluation
(3)

(3)

SC6124 - Career and Lifestyle Development
(3)

(3)

SC6126 - Research and Evaluation in Counseling
(3)

(3)

SC6418 - Group Theories and Practice
(3)

(3)

SC6445 - Social and Cultural Competencies for Counselors
(3)

(3)

SC6447 - Counseling At-Risk Students
(3)

(3)

Core Course Requirements—39 Credit Hours

 

Elective Requirements

Students enrolled in the MA in School Counseling degree program are required to take one elective course selected with advisor approval (3 credit hours).

Elective Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following
  • Elective (3)
Elective Requirements—3 Credit Hours

 

Practicum Requirements

Students enrolled in the MA in School Counseling degree program are required to complete one semester of Practicum (3 credit hours).

Practicum Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

SC6812 - School Counseling Practicum
(3)

(3)

Practicum Requirements—3 Credit Hours

 

Internship Requirements

Students enrolled in the MA in School Counseling degree program are required to complete two semesters of Internship (6 credit hours). Refer to the Training Manual for procedures.

Internship Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

SC6818 - School Counseling Internship I
(3)

(3)

SC6820 - School Counseling Internship II
(3)

(3)

Internship Requirements—6 Credit Hours