MS – School Counseling (CACREP-accredited)
Capella University

Program Details

Make a difference in the life of a teen, with this online MS in School Counseling from Capella. As a CAEP and CACREP-accredited program, you’ll gain the skills and insight to help students plan their futures. The curriculum will prepare you for licensure as a qualified school counselor. It integrates on-campus residences, internships and a practicum along with coursework such as:

  • Introduction to School Counseling
  • School Counseling Program Development and Evaluation
  • Counseling for College and Career Readiness
  • Theories of Counseling with Children and Adolescents

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Capella University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

  • Higher Learning Commission: www.hlcommission.org, 800.621.7440 
  • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), www.capella.edu

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.7 or above (4.0 scale)

Applicaton Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • The completion of two 7-day in-person residencies are required.

Capella University's Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) is accredited based on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards through 2024.

Capella University’s PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, MS in Mental Health Counseling, MS in School Counseling, and MS in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy programs are accredited by the American Counseling Association’s Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP, www.cacrep.org) through March 31, 2020.

Restricted States

Arkansas, Kentucky