MS – School Counseling (CACREP-accredited)
Capella University

Program Details

Help Young People Realize Their Dreams. Today’s K-12 students are faced with complex challenges—cyber bullying, relationship and self-esteem issues, drug use, anger management, sexual orientation, and more. With the CACREP-accredited, online Master in School Counseling program from Capella, you can learn to help these students transcend their difficulties and pursue their passions. 

This program includes online coursework, residencies, and field experiences to help prepare you for a rewarding career with an expanding role in advocating for the personal, educational, and social needs of students.

For current K-12 professionals interested in extending their education with a graduate degree. Capella University education programs do not lead to initial teacher licensure.

Requirements

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

Your program of enrollment determines the admission requirements. 

Basic requirements for all programs:

  • Admission application and non-refundable $50 application fee
  • Acknowledgement agreement
  • All applicants must understand, read, speak, and write fluently in English
  • Official transcript(s) from previous institutions for degree and post-degree coursework, if applicable

Minimum level of education required:

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A 3-6 page essay
  • Your résumé or curriculum vitae (CV)

Special Accreditation

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

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 

  • 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

Additional Information

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.

Geographic Restrictions

This program is restricted in the following state(s): Kentucky & Arkansas