Master's in School Counseling in Georgia

Read the article to learn about different master's degree programs in school counseling available in Georgia. You can see the schools which offer them as well as learn about common admission requirements. Schools offering Counseling degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Valdosta State University

Valdosta State University offers a 60-credit Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Counselor Education program with a track in school counseling. This track follows a small-group teaching method (with total class sizes of only ten to twelve students) and imparts the foundational knowledge and skills required to provide academic, career, social, or emotional counseling for school children.

University of West Georgia

The University of West Georgia offers M.Ed. in Professional Counseling with an option to major in school counseling. The school counseling program is partly online, requires a minimum of 60 credit hours and 2.5 years of full-time study, and focuses on the principles and practices of professional school counseling.

Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley State University offers a Master of Science of Education (M.S.Ed.) degree in school counselor education. This two-year program involves 48 credit hours in total and includes applied research practicum, school counseling practicum and internship and courses in areas like school and family consultation, counseling theories, and human growth and development.

Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University offers M.Ed. in Counselor Education program with a concentration in school counseling. The 60-credit concentration is framed for graduates to pass the school counseling certificate in Georgia and includes courses in multicultural counseling, counseling psychodiagnosis, lifespan development, career counseling, and an internship.

Georgia State University

Georgia State University has an M.Ed. in School Counseling program. This 60-semester hour program follows the National Model for School Counseling Programs derived by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and provides concentrations or elementary/middle school and secondary school.

Augusta University

Augusta University offers M.Ed. in Counseling with a specialization in school counseling. This program requires a minimum of 48 credit hours and entails courses in crisis intervention counseling, comprehensive assessment, group counseling, professional ethics, diversity sensitivity, and special education, as well as an internship.

Columbus State University

Columbus State University offers M.Ed. in School Counseling that aims to prepare students for state school counseling certification. The program expects to cultivate innovative and professional skills in students through courses in areas of evaluation and planning, cultural and social issues, social foundations, and more, and it includes 700-hours field experience in school counseling.

Clark Atlanta University

Clark Atlanta University offers a Master of Arts in Professional School Counseling. It is a 60-credit program which provides courses in individual and group appraisal, professional ethics, administration of counseling services, abnormal psychology, trauma and grief. There is also a required counseling practicum and internship.

Mercer University

Mercer University offers a Master of Science in School Counseling. This program requires 60 semester hours to complete and incorporates courses in play therapy, addiction counseling, brief therapy, assessment and testing, research, and program evaluation, as well as field experiences.

University of Georgia

The University of Georgia offers a two-year, 66 credit hours dual Master of Education / Education Specialist in Professional Counseling (School Counseling). Completion of this dual degree qualifies you for initial certification as a counselor in Georgia, and the coursework includes topics in service-learning, interpersonal relationships, developmental counseling, and individual appraisal.

School Name Program Offered Tuition Cost (2018-2019)*
Valdosta State University M.Ed. in Counselor Education: School Counseling In-state: $4,482; Out-of-state: $16,146
University of West Georgia M.Ed. in Professional Counseling: School Counseling In-state: $4,086; Out-of-state: $15,876
Fort Valley State University M.S.Ed. in School Counselor Education In-state: $4,344; Out-of-state: $16,128
Georgia Southern University M.Ed. in Counselor Education - School Counseling In-state: $6,636; Out-of-state: $26,518
Georgia State University M.Ed. in School Counseling In-state: $7,020; Out-of-state: $22,518
Augusta University M.Ed. in Counseling - School Counseling In-state: $5,144; Out-of-state: $17,544
Columbus State University M.Ed. in School Counseling In-state: $5,742; Out-of-state: $11,952
Clark Atlanta University M.A. in Professional School Counseling $16,128
Mercer University M.S. in School Counseling $14,374
University of Georgia Dual M.Ed./Ed.S. in School Counseling In-state: $8,704; Out-of-state: $24,692

*Source: NCES

Master's Degree in School Counseling in Georgia: Admittance Requirements

A bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA from an accredited institution is mandatory for admissions. Candidates are also required to pass the GACE Program Admissions exams. Some schools might also require you to submit your GRE scores. Other common requirements may include letters of recommendation, personal statements, resume, and interview.

Many public and private schools in Georgia provide master's degrees in school counseling, which involve both coursework and field experience. Admission to these programs is mainly based on scores in GACE Program Admission Exams.

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