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Master of Education in School Counseling

Program Details

This program is designed to meet the needs of a local, national and international audience of adults wishing to enter the School Counseling field. It is a 60-credit master's which meets the academic requirements for certification in the state of Massachusetts as a School Counselor.

Program Highlights:
  • First - Rate Faculty
  • Commitment to the Student Experience
  • Prepares students for school counselor licensure through the MA Department of Education


The GRE/MAT is waived for applicants who have an advanced degree. In addition, school counseling students (who are MA residents) must take the literacy portion of the Massachusetts Test of Educator Licensure (MTEL). A two-part statement of interests and intent. Recommendations.

Two weeks of on campus study is required to complete two clinical courses. These courses will be taught the first summer of the program, generally during the month of July. The remaining coursework is online.

Accreditation & Licensing

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education


To be considered for the school counseling online program, applicants must reside 50 miles or greater from the Boston campus.

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.