Master of Arts in School Counseling
Indiana Wesleyan University

Program Details

The online Master of Arts in School Counseling teaches students to use Christian principles to serve students in a PreK-12 school setting.  This online counseling program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and best practices needed for a future career in the field.  The curriculum links counseling theory and techniques to Christ-like service, training students to be servant-leaders as they work with culturally diverse students, faculty, and families.  You will learn to help students through concern, encouragement, and direction so they succeed in academics and in life.  The curriculum teaches students about leading group counseling sessions, counseling skills, and how to deliver mental health services with multicultural competence. 

Graduates are prepared to use the Christian knowledge and skills they learned to counsel students in such areas as:

  • Physical abuse
  • Poverty
  • Substance abuse
  • Pregnancy
  • Eating disorders
  • Bullying

Learning Pace

Institution-Paced

% 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

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Applicaton Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Interview, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)

Additional Info

  • A GPA of 3.25 or higher and/or successful graduate coursework may be substituted for the GRE.
  • This program requires two weekend intensives on campus.