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School Counseling MA Degree – Online


The University of Texas at Tyler
Dept of Psychology & Counseling
3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, Texas 75799
Phone 903.566.7130

Degree Information
Michael Giordano
Phone: 903.566.7087

Graduate Admission Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
Office of Graduate Admissions
Office: ADM 345
Phone: 903-566-7457
Fax: 903.566.7492


Program Information

Degree: MA in School Counseling (Summer admission only)

College: Education and Psychology

Admission Requirements

Application Instructions

Test Score Required: Satisfactory GRE score

Letters of Recommendation: 3

Resume/Curriculum Vitae: No

Admissions Essay: Yes - Statement of Purpose

Additional Departmental Documents: Yes

Interview: Yes

Deadlines: Department deadlines apply

Career Outlook: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates that job opportunities for educational, vocational and school counselors will increase by 12% through 2022. Requirements for schools to employ a school counselor and increasing demands in counselor responsibilities are behind much of this growth. For more, visit Occupational Outlook Handbook - School and Career Counselors.

Salary Information: See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook

Meet a University of Texas at Tyler Graduate Student

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Guide Tomorrow’s Students as a Professional School Counselor

A master’s degree in school counseling from The University of Texas at Tyler offers an excellent foundation to begin your career in counseling in a school setting.

  • Complete your master’s degree program online in just 18 months. The program requires just 36 credit hours instead of the 42-48 credit hours typically required by programs in other universities.
  • UT Tyler’s master’s in school counseling program has a 100% pass rate on the TExES professional school counselors certification examination, putting our graduates among the best prepared in Texas.

Graduates of the UT Tyler master’s in school counseling program are employed as counselors in school settings across East Texas and beyond.

Learn more from the Department of Psychology

Master’s in School Counseling: Creative Learning. Multicultural.

  • Participate in a program that instills a fundamental understanding of counseling skills and teaches students to apply them creatively and in ways that respect cultural differences.
  • Complete a supervised practicum in a school setting to gain valuable hands-on experience counseling students.
  • Learn to apply current educational and psychological research findings in school counseling.
  • Become a student member of the American School Counselor Association to network with other professional counselors and keep current with the latest developments in the counseling field.

School Counseling Faculty: Experienced Counselors. Talented Teachers.

  • Study with professors who use iChat, Illuminate and other interactive media to engage students and enliven online learning.
  • Learn from professors who are experienced counselors and dedicated to mentoring students in their educational and career choices.
  • Participate in online courses taught by professors who are respected experts and researchers in the school counseling field and frequent presenters at professional conferences.

Learn about UT Tyler's school counseling faculty

School Counseling Courses: Online Learning. Practical Focus.

Cultural Diversity of Clients – Examine client diversity with respect to ethnographic, demographic and status variables, and culturally biased assumptions, which influence the provision of mental health services.

Foundations of School Counseling – Explore the profession of school counseling. Review the organization, planning and management of comprehensive, developmental school counseling programs. Learn about the roles, functions and identity of professional school counselors; coordination of student services; program development; professional issues and practices; and consultation. An orientation to graduate study, library research and the use of APA format for written work is also provided.

Internship in Professional School Counseling – Undertake a supervised experience in a public or private school setting for advanced school counseling students. The internship provides students the opportunity to apply theories, skills and concepts learned during the graduate program. Students will complete 200 hours (on-site) of counseling experience and one hour of weekly on-site supervision.

More about the UT Tyler master's in school counseling program of study

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