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Earn your Masters in School Counseling and become a licensed school counselor. Fully aligned with our on-ground CACREP-accredited counseling program, Walsh's online MA in Counseling and Human Development offers the best of both worlds. Our School Counseling program teaches students the vital skills necessary to succeed, including working with at-risk students, facilitating crisis counseling, connecting families with community resources, and so much more.
- Application Deadline: Dec 6, 2023
- Start Date: Jan 8, 2024
- Prepare for Licensure
100% of our 2021 students passed their NCE on their first attempt and landed jobs within six months of graduation.
- Core Knowledge
Engage in a curriculum that teaches core competencies, counseling in practice, ethical, legal, and professional foundations to serve diverse cultures and communities.
- Field Experience Support
Our team will help guide you through the field experience process, providing the tools needed to secure an approved internship and practicum site in your area.
- Flexibility Choose from five convenient starts per year and complete your coursework 100% online, with no on-campus visits required.
- No GRE or MAT Required
When entering the program with a 3.0 GPA or higher, you will not be required to take a GRE or MAT exam prior to enrolling.
- Compassionate Faculty
Guided by Catholic values with an emphasis on human dignity, Walsh provides you with 1:1 faculty guidance to prepare you to become a licensed counselor ready to serve.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale preferred (No GRE required with 3.0 GPA)
- Completion of online application and supporting materials
$10,000 stipend opportunity available to students who are accepted into the COPE program and commit to doing their field experience in an underserved or high-needs area in Northeast OH. Learn more about our COPE program here.
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Online School Counseling Program Curriculum
Below is a sample list of courses you will take while enrolled in the online School Counseling program. After finishing 60 credit hours of coursework, you will complete 100 practicum hours and 600 internship hours within your community. For a full list of courses, please download a brochure.
Online Counseling Programs:
Walsh is committed to your academic success and as such, provides field experience support resources 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 and practicum sites in your area. In addition, we assign you a dedicated Student Support Advisor who assists and guides you in your educational journey from enrollment to graduation.
Join the growing, compassionate workforce striving to heal our world. Careers in counseling are growing faster than the national average. In the U.S., 41% of all counselors are employed as school counselors.*
- Projected 10-year job growth for school counseling is 8%.*
- There were 75,458 School Counseling job postings in 2020.
- There are 784,000 counselors employed nationally.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics