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MS in Counseling - School Counseling

The University of Phoenix Master of Science in Counseling/School Counseling program is designed to prepare students for licensure as school counselors. Learn more about the University of Phoenix Master of Science in Counseling/School Counseling program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Counseling/School Counseling

School Offering Program:

University of Phoenix

Degree Level:

Master of Science

Program Prerequisites:

Before beginning the University of Phoenix Master of Science in Counseling/School Counseling program, students may have an interest in counseling or human services. Applicants should have already earned a bachelor's degree, a minimum equivalent of three (3) years of full-time, post-high school work experience with direct exposure to human services, human resources, primary, secondary or higher education, or organizational systems and associated management processes, and must be currently employed or have access to a suitable work environment.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in the University of Phoenix Master of Science in Counseling/School Counseling program have the opportunity to learn about group and individual counseling, patient evaluation, and career planning. The program includes opportunities for supervised clinical experience; students who complete all clinical experience requirements may be eligible for state licensure as school counselors. Students also learn about general counseling topics, such as family development, counseling ethics, and clinical assessment.


University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (

Learning Format:


Program Length / Total Credits Required:

48 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include federal and state financial aid, grants and loans, employer tuition reimbursement, internal and external scholarship sources, and access to other resources.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Counseling/School Counseling:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact University of Phoenix to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • CNSL 502: Graduate Portfolio I (0 credits)
  • CNSL 504: Life Span and Family Development (3 credits)
  • CNSL 506: Personality Theories and Counseling Methods (3 credits)
  • ECN 522: Foundations of School Counseling, Part I (3 credits)
  • CNSL 557: Social and Multicultural Foundations (3 credits)
  • CNSL 516: Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling (3 credits)
  • CNSL 526: Introduction to Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis (3 credits)
  • CNSL 547: Individual Counseling (3 credits)
  • ECN 523: Foundations of School Counseling, Part II (3 credits)
  • CNSL 556: Portfolio II (0 credits)
  • CNSL 5920: Orientation to Counseling Practicum (0 credits)
  • ECN 530: Student Assessment and Evaluation in School Counseling (3 credits)
  • CNSL 592: Counseling Practicum (3 credits)
  • ECN 545: Student Career Counseling (3 credits)
  • CNSL 573: Critical Analysis in Research (3 credits)
  • CNSL 561: Group Counseling (3 credits)
  • ECN 552: Administration School Counseling Programs (3 credits)
  • CNSL 597A: Internship A (3 credits)
  • CNSL 597B: Internship B (3 credits)