In 2022, take the first step towards a rewarding career in Counselling. Join Walsh University today and help make a difference in your community.
Become a licensed school counselor to make a difference in the lives of children, adolescents, and teens. Facilitate individual, group, and crisis counseling. Develop prevention and intervention programs and connect with students and parents to provide them with the community resources they need. Whether you’re a teacher wanting to expand into counseling to further support your students, or a professional wanting a fulfilling career helping young people thrive academically, emotionally, and mentally, Walsh University’s online Master of Arts in Counseling and Human Development–School Counseling degree can give you the skills and knowledge you need to make a positive impact.
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#56 in Best Value Schools Midwest
- Online coursework/no on-campus visits required
- 1:1 faculty guidance
- 100% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation
- 5 intakes per year
- 60 credit hours
- Earn your license in Ohio or several other approved states
The career outlook for school counselors is positive, far above the national average job growth rate of 3.7%. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the following for school counseling roles:
- Job outlook 2019–2029: 8% projected job growth
- Employment change: 26,800 between 2019 and 2029
- Median salary: $57,040
- 2020 job postings: 75,458
Taking the first step toward your online counseling degree doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Our dedicated, proactive admissions counselors are here to support you from the application process all the way to graduation because we’re focused on your future and your career. Get in touch with an advisor by completing the form on this page.
Walsh is committed to your academic success and provides site placement services at no additional cost. Our field experience team works with you directly to help guide you through the field experience process, providing you with the tools and strategies needed to help secure an approved internship/practicum site in your area. Refine your counseling skills while making a difference in your own community as you complete 100 practicum hours and 600 internship hours.
- Our online counseling degree curriculum is fully aligned with our on-ground CACREP-accredited counseling program
- 1:1 faculty guidance for best student outcomes
- Field Experience Support Services at no cost
- Faith-based values focused on human dignity and integrity
At Walsh, we are fully invested in your academic success. At the start of your educational journey, we will assign you a dedicated student support advisor who will guide you and assist you with everything–from helping you enroll to celebrating with you when you graduate.
“When I made my decision to go back to Walsh to obtain my master's in School Counseling, I knew I was taking the first step to be a part of something so much larger than myself. As an educator, I am fortunate to be in a school system daily and interact closely with students. From the moment I began the program, I gained knowledge and critical skills that enhanced my abilities as both an educator and future school counselor.” – Teresa Rufo