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School Counseling

Special Degree Requirements

Study Plan

Students seeking a master's degree in School Counseling are required to file a study plan with the Program Coordinator prior to the first course. Once approved, any changes in course work require permission of the Program Coordinator.

Admission to Candidacy

Application for Admission to Candidacy is made after completion of 15-18 credit hours of graduate course work. This must include the two Professional Education Core courses (EDUC 603 and EDUC 606) as well as a minimum of six hours in the School Counseling Concentration (including SCCO 600 and SCCO 609). A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is also required, as well as the completion of any provisional admissions requirements. Transfer credits are not counted toward the 15-18 credits unless they are accepted as equivalent courses and then the grades are not calculated in the GPA.

The Program Coordinator together with the program faculty will review the application and make a decision regarding degree candidacy based on evidence of satisfactory academic performance and professional growth and development of the student. If a student's performance is found to be not acceptable, or the student's behavior indicates concern for optimal functioning as a school counselor, the Program Coordinator and program faculty have the right to require that the student be removed from the program based on the student's aptitude, professional growth, or potential. If a student is removed from the program, s/he has the right to appeal to the Graduate Leadership Team of the Education Professions Department . If the appeal is denied, the student may reapply to the program after one year.


School Counseling Coordinator: Dr. Karla Diehl / Phone: 301-687-4422