What You’ll Learn
Develop advanced skills in school counseling, including diagnosis, consultation, and family systems counseling. Our online program is designed specifically for professionals who already hold a master’s in school counseling.
Learn from anywhere around the world. Our Certificate of Advanced Studies program in School Counseling (post-Master’s degree) is taught online.
- 100% online for core courses
- Elective courses can be taken online or in person
This 12-credit hour certificate program is designed for individuals who already hold a master’s degree in school counseling. The program entails completion of 12 additional credit hours designed to help school counselors become permanently certified in New York State.
The core of this program, which is taught online, develops the student’s skills in diagnosis and in systems approaches to counseling. Student can choose from online or in-classroom courses to complete the program.Curriculum & Learning Outcomes
Contribute to the world and prepare for a career. Student-led research is a great opportunity to apply your studies, to help address real-life issues, and focus your professional goals.
Our students have researched the efficacy of individual and group counseling approaches and programs designed to support k-12 students’ holistic growth. Countless students have presented at local, regional, and national conferences. Many students have received awards for their research presentations. Several other students have had research published in professional counseling journals.
All applicants must complete the multi-step process managed by the Center for Graduate Studies.
- Determine your applicant type
- Submit application
- Request all official transcripts
- Review and submit required application materials through the Application Status Portal
- International applicants must also submit international materials
- Fall Semester: July 15
- Spring Semester: November 15
- Summer Semester: April 15
Complete applications received after the published deadline are welcome and will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
Our program prepares you for New York State school counselor permanent certification.
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Passion for Helping
“The reason I was drawn into the counseling profession came from my passion to help others.
I am interested in working with the high refugee population in Rochester, pushing anti-bullying programs, and pushing for an increase in resources for offering different sports programs.” Cameron Sharf