Program at a Glance: Master of Science in Counseling-School Counseling

To receive a Master’s degree in School Counseling, you must complete a minimum of forty-five hours of coursework, while maintaining a 3.25 grade point average or higher.  Your coursework includes a three-hour research methods course, in which you will learn research methods and complete a research paper.  You must also satisfactorily pass a comprehensive exam over the subject fields of the program. In the semester you intend to graduate, you will need to file an Intent to Graduate form by the posted deadline. All Master’s degrees must be completed within six (6) calendar years after starting the program.

A program of 45 hours of graduate study shall include credit in each of the following required courses:
 

AEP 803 Educational Research 3
COUN 827 Counseling Skills Development 3
COUN 829 Lifespan Human Development 3
COUN 831 Foundations of Counseling 3
COUN 832 Lifestyle and Career Development 3
COUN 834 Appraisal in Counseling 3
COUN 835 Theories in Counseling 3
COUN 836 Management of Counseling Programs 3
COUN 838 Group Counseling: Theories and Procedures 3
COUN 840 Social and Cultural Foundations 3
COUN 844 Professional Counseling in Elementary Schools 3
COUN 847 Professional and Ethical Issues in Counseling 3
AEP 879 Practicum in Education: Secondary or Elementary School Counseling 3
COUN 889 Internship in Secondary or Elementary School Counseling 6
  TOTAL HOURS  45 

Recommended sequence of courses for full-time students:

  FALL SPRING
YEAR 1 COUN 827*
COUN 831
COUN 840
COUN 829
COUN 835
COUN 838* or 832
 
YEAR 2 COUN 836
COUN 834
AEP 803
COUN 832 or 838*
COUN 844
COUN 847
YEAR 3 AEP 879** COUN 889**

Recommended sequence of courses for part-time students:

  FALL SPRING
YEAR 1 COUN 827*
COUN 831
COUN 829
COUN 835
YEAR 2 COUN 840
COUN 834
COUN 838*
COUN 832
YEAR 3 COUN 836
AEP 803*
COUN 844
COUN 847
YEAR 4 AEP 879** COUN 889**

*COUN 827 & 838 are also scheduled each summer.
*Course offered during a fall or spring semester and summer.
**Practicum/internship are taken at the end of program. Practicum precedes internship.

For more information on planning your program of study, consult the School Counseling Course Rotation. Course descriptions can be found in the University Catalog

If you have any questions about the M.S. in Counseling-School Counseling program, please contact Dr. Carla Hattan at (785) 628-4339 or chattan@fhsu.edu.