School Counseling, Post-Master's

12 Credit Hours
Admits: Summer
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Program Tabs


The School Counseling post-master’s graduate certificate is a 12-credit-hour program designed for individuals who want to become professional school counselors and have already earned Master's degrees in other counseling specialties like clinical mental health counseling, couples and family counseling, and others.  

Who would benefit from this program?

  • Students who want to become a licensed school counselor and have already earned Master's degrees in other counseling specialties.
  • Non-North Carolina residents who meet the admission requirements are welcome to apply, but these students are responsible for checking with their state education department for current school counseling licensure requirements.

What can I expect to learn in this program?

  • Advocacy and leadership
  • Consultation in school counseling
  • The profession of school counseling 
  • An advanced internship in school counseling 

The program is 100% online and designed to be flexible for working professionals hoping to continue their education. 


Application Deadline: 

  • February 1 (summer first half)

Admissions & Requirements

  • Complete the Graduate School Admission Application.
  • A Master’s degree in Counseling from an accredited program.
    • Must include coursework in:
      • Lifespan/Human Growth and Development
      • Counseling Theories
      • Counseling Techniques/Skills
      • Group Counseling 
      • Multicultural Counseling 
      • Career Counseling/Development
      • Research Methods
      • Assessment and Evaluation Methods/Appraisal 
      • Practicum and Internship in Counseling
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts from all academic coursework beyond high school.
  • A statement of purpose that explains the applicant’s career goals.
  • A current resume reflecting work and volunteer experience.
  • Three recommendations. Applicants will provide reference contact names and email addresses through the application portal.

School Counseling courses are delivered 100% online.  A new course sequence begins each Summer.  The certificate consists of 12 credit hours that are offered as one course in each of the summer sessions and two courses in the fall term. This program culminates in a 300-hour supervised school counseling internship, in addition to participation in weekly internship supervision seminars for students to demonstrate advanced level skills.

Course listing:

  • CSLG 7141: The Professional School Counselor (3)
  • CSLG 7140: Consultation in School Counseling (3)
  • CSLG 7646: Administration and Leadership of School Counseling Services (3)
  • CSLG 7436: Advanced Internship in Counseling (3)

*Rates are subject to change* 


  • $288.82 per credit hour
  • $3,466.00 est. program cost

Outside of NC Non-Resident:

  • $536.98 per credit hour
  • $6,444.00 est. program cost


  • $1,098.21 per credit hour
  • $13,178.00 est. program cost