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M.A. in Counseling in Educational Settings

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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Our M.A. in Counseling in Educational Settings prepares professional practitioners in School Counseling to become change agents in their school and community through a system perspective where all students are served. Our program fosters reflection and ambition in our graduates as they participate in a curriculum designed to translate theory into realistic action.

  • This program applies and is influenced by the latest research findings in counselor education.
  • Graduates are prepared to understand and meet the needs of all students.
  • This program encourages dedication to working across differences towards the goal of optimal student development. 
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The M.A. in Counseling in Educational Settings is a full-time or part-time program offered in face-to-face format. It requires the completion of 48 graduate semester hours (16 courses).

Admission to the Counseling in Educational Services Program is selective and consists of a rigorous application review and on campus interview by program faculty. Admission is based on qualifications and available seats. Admission is not automatic.

  • 16 Courses / 48 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: Yes
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 48 S.H.
COUN 26501 Introduction To Counseling And Guidance 3
COUN 26520 Design And Coordination of Developmental Counseling Programs 3
COUN 26526 Individual Counseling Procedures 3
COUN 26509 Group Counseling In Educational Settings 3
COUN 26582 Career Counseling In Educational Settings 3
COUN 26605 Special Topics in Counseling in Educational Settings 1
COUN 26524 Assessment and Appraisal Techniques in Counseling in Educational Settings 3
PSY 09560 Lifespan Development 3
PSY 22507 Development and Learning 3
LDTC 18510 Applied Theories of Learning 3
COUN 26525 Multicultural Counseling 3
COUN 26597 Intervention & Referral Services / School Teams & Community Research 3
COUN 26523 Counseling Interviewing Skills And Techniques 3
COUN 26603 Research and Evaluation Procedures in Counseling in Educational Settings 3
COUN 26527 Practicum In Counseling In Educational Settings 3
COUN 26601 Internship In Counseling In Educational Settings 3

*COUN 26601 course includes an additional $200 field placement fee.
*Choose one: PSY 22507 OR LDTC 18510
*Students must take COUN 26605 3 times with different topic areas for a total of 3 credits.
*Students must take COUN 26601 2 times with different topic areas for a total of 6 credits

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives

    • In a maximum of two pages, tell us about how you might use this program to advance your career. Educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant. Place your objectives within a context that includes your experiences and the way these have influenced you in considering counseling as a career path.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional sources that speak to the applicant's academic aptitude
  • Recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 (On a 4.0 scale)
  • Interview (The Faculty Admissions Committee will contact applicants directly to schedule an interview. The interview may be in person or via phone for distance applicants).
  • On-site writing sample (conducted during interview)
Counseling in Education

Career Outlook

Through our program, you will be prepared for careers as School Counselors in K-12 educational settings or for careers in Student Affairs in higher education settings. If you are interested in moving ahead in counseling in education, now is the time to pursue your degree - employment of school and career counselors is projected to grow eight percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).


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