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Master of Arts in Counseling with a K-12 School Emphasis

Master's Degree
Begins every Spring (January)

  • 48-50 Credits
  • 2.5+ Years to Complete
  • Online
  • Live Web Held Classes in Evenings/Weekends
  • Two 4-Day On-Campus Visits Each Summer (4 Visits Total)
  • In-State Tuition Regardless of Residency

Master's Degree for K-12 School Counseling

UND College of Education & Human Development’s Master of Arts in Counseling with an Emphasis in School Counseling prepares you to promote the academic, career, personal, and social development of K-12 students. Completion of coursework leads to eligibility for state department of education licensure in North Dakota as a school counselor and may be compatible with licensure requirements in other states.

Through online courses, practical experiences, and two mandatory 4-day on-campus visits each summer, you will be prepared to assist students in:

You will receive a broad, theoretical foundation in counseling plus hands-on experiences that will provide you with the skills and training needed to become a professional school counselor. A commitment to social justice and appreciation of diversity is also integrated throughout the curriculum.

As a graduate of the School Counseling distance degree program, you will be able to:

Already Have Your Master's Degree? Online School Counselor Licensure Option

If you already hold a graduate-level degree in counseling or a related field, you may complete online Post-Master's Coursework for K-12 School Counseling Licensure. Upon completion of an individualized program of study, you will be eligible school counseling licensure in the state of North Dakota. The coursework may also be compatible for school counseling licensure in other states; please verify with your state's department of education.