Master of Education in Counseling Psychology / School Counseling
Columbia University in the City of New York

Program Details

Students in the M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology focusing on School Counseling will learn graduate-level skills for counseling in educational settings. Participants will practice prevention, intervention, and remediation strategies to benefit the mental health of their students. Coursework focuses on ensuring that your counseling methods are culturally appropriate and psychologically sound.

This master’s degree in school counseling online is designed to lead to certification as a School Counselor in New York State. Participants seeking licensure in other states should check requirements with their state’s Department of Education. General coursework covers topics such as human development, counseling theory and practice, group counseling, and social cultural foundations of counseling.

Students in the School Counseling concentration will additionally complete requirements including:

  • Online workshops on school violence and child abuse reporting
  • A culminating special project
  • A comprehensive examination

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Columbia University in the City of New York is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • This program is registered with the New York State Education Department leading to provisional certification for School Counselor in New York State. If you plan to work in any other state, please review requirements from that state’s Department of Education.