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Master of Education in School Counseling

Program Details

The Department of Counseling and School Psychology is offering a master’s of education degree in School Counseling primarily online to international students and US students. It is a 60-credit master’s which meets the academic requirements for licensure in the state of Massachusetts as a School Guidance Counselor for those who complete an approved field placement in the US under appropriate supervision. Students complete a series of general counseling courses and courses specific to school counseling. In addition, students complete field experiences in school settings through the practicum and internship. The field experiences may be completed in local schools where students reside, and they are supervised via online chats.


  • A bachelor's degree
  • Two to three undergraduate social science courses, in psychology, sociology, anthropology etc
  • At least one year of human services experience (work, volunteer, internship and research experience)
  • A distinguished undergraduate transcript with at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A statement of purpose
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test, however, the School Counseling program may waive the GREs if you hold a master's degree before starting our program
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Accreditation & Licensing

New England Commission of Higher Education


The University of Massachusetts Boston is currently not accepting students for online study who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Maryland, or Minnesota, due to regulations in those states. Please contact your state's Board of Education for details.