What You’ll Learn
Our program is well known and respected for our unique approach in preparing professional counselors. We’re accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP)
Through our experiential approach, rigorous coursework, and focus on self-awareness, our program prepares highly effective scholar-practitioners.
The Master of Science in Education in School Counseling (K-12) is a 60-credit program leading to Initial Certification as a School Counselor in New York State.
There also is an option to apply to become a Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor - Trainee.Curriculum & Learning Outcomes
Student research is a great opportunity to apply what you’ve learned, help address real problems the mental health education field is facing, and focus your professional goals.
Past student projects have studied individual and group counseling approaches and the efficacy of programs designed to support k-12 students’ holistic growth. Students have presented their research at local, regional, and national conferences. Many have received awards for research presentations and some have even had their 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: April 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.
This degree will prepare you professionally for the following career paths:
- Doctoral study
- Working with children and adolescents
- Counselor education students enrolled in the school counseling specialty can become initially certified as a school counselor in K-12 schools
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A 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 ’17