School Counseling (Master of Science)
Creighton University’s Master of Science in School Counseling program is designed to prepare individuals for a counseling career in a school system. In this program, you’ll learn about the many aspects of child and adolescent development and how to develop strategies to help students cope with challenges and overcome obstacles. You’ll graduate this program empowered to provide positive and effective guidance to your students and leadership to your school.
Creighton offers guaranteed scholarships for all current educators to help support and encourage teachers to continue to their education in school counseling. See tuition and fees section below for more details.
Creighton’s school counseling master’s program goes far beyond the administrative aspects of counseling. You’ll learn to model Jesuit values such as the importance of compassion, relationship-building, reflection and humility for the students with whom you work. Through hands-on, project-based learning experiences, you’ll also gain experience that will help you guide future students through tough challenges, including bullying and self-esteem issues, relationship problems, drug use and more.
"Our program focuses on self-care and system-wide care for the well-being of educators and students by building a collaborative supportive community that values and guards the well-being of its members."
- Jan Powers, PhD | Assistant Professor and Program Director, College of Arts & Sciences
A program that fits your schedule
We know graduate school is a huge investment of your time and money, so we make sure your investment is a smart one—and one you can fit in your schedule. This program is designed to meet the needs of busy professionals and can be completed fully online.
If you already have your teaching certificate, you can complete the program in about 36 credit hours, depending which track you choose. If you don’t, you’ll take an extra practicum and take about 48 credit hours to complete the program.
Creighton’s online master’s in School Counseling is highly customizable, allowing you to choose the proper path to meet your academic, personal and career goals. Specialization options include Elementary School Counseling, Secondary School Counseling or PK-12 Guidance Counseling.
This program includes a 600-hour internship that meets the Nebraska school counseling certification requirements. Students from states other than Nebraska are responsible for determining the certification requirements for their state and will work with their advisor to meet those requirements. Curriculum is based on the standards identified within the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) national model.