School Counseling, MEd (online)

*-All school counseling students (on campus and online) start in the summer semester. Please make sure that your start term is summer on your application. The School Counseling program uses a cohort model thus we require all online students to attend on a full-time basis (9 credits per semester). We offer a part-time option for on-campus students only. Thank you.           

UMass Boston’s M.Ed. in School Counseling program is ranked #4 in the U.S. by In a review of schools across the nation, UMass Boston’s program stood out in both quality and affordability.

Master of Education in School Counseling
The Department of Counseling and School Psychology offers a primarily online Master’s of Education degree in School Counseling to international and US students. It is a 60-credit degree which meets the academic requirements for licensure as a School Counselor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for those students who complete an approved field placement under appropriate supervision. If you live in another state, please contact your state licensing board to see if our program meets their licensure requirements. 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 must be supervised via an approved site supervisor and via weekly online chat sessions.

Admissions Requirements
• Please visit our admissions page. 

Online Program Coordinator: Professor Amy Cook

Plan of Study
All online students attend a study for two weeks at the UMass Dartmouth campus where they complete two clinical courses.  These clinical courses are taught during the first summer of the program over a two week period, and students must be present at UMass Dartmouth to complete this work. Typically, the clinical courses are held from the last week of June through the first week of July. Housing is available to all online students at a reasonable rate (housing information will be provided by the program director upon request). The class will be a cohort of students from Massachusetts, other states, and international locations, and the program requires that all students in this cohort participate and follow the program of study exactly.

Click here for a breakdown of the fees. All online students pay the graduate credit fee associated with the College of Advancing and Professional Studies, regardless of residency location. Please visit our waiver policy page to learn more.

A detailed plan of study for the school counseling online program can be found here.   

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