Master of Arts in Counseling with a School Counseling Specialization — 100% Online

Gain the skills to make a difference in the lives of children.


Learn to stand out as an advocate for children's academic and psychological development through Our Lady of the Lake University's Master of Arts in Counseling with a specialization in School Counseling. Through this 48-credit-hour program, you'll graduate prepared to create and evaluate school counseling programs, assist with curriculum design, and develop and adjust systems within schools to help students thrive.


Meet the needs of diverse student populations in primary and secondary education through in-depth courses that help you effectively deal with social, emotional, and academic issues.


Program Highlights

  • Designed to prepare you for the Texas School Counseling Certification exam and certification in many other states*
  • Expert faculty with decades of experience in educational counseling
  • Included fieldwork provides hands-on experience before graduation
  • Completed in two years
  • No entrance exams required for admission
  • 100% online – flexible format
  • 24/7 online support available


Through 16 courses and internship and fieldwork experience, you'll be prepared to:

  • Assess and confidentially address students' behavioral and learning problems
  • Promote psychological health in children and adolescents
  • Implement effective career development planning
  • Uphold the ethical codes applicable for school counselors and private practitioners


In as little as two years, you'll possess the knowledge and skills you need to help young children and adolescents thrive in academic settings.


Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 (or 3.0 for the last 60 hours of your undergraduate academic tenure)

For a full list of admissions requirements, please complete the form on this page.

Best in the Field

Named #19 Best College offering a Master's in School Counseling in SR Education Group's 2019 Best Online Colleges Guide

*Students outside of Texas are responsible for knowing their specific state requirements for certification.

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