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Master of Arts in School Counseling

The aim of the School Counseling program at Concordia University Chicago is to prepare school counselors who exhibit high standards of professional competence and ethical practice. Graduate students receive a high quality educational program that emphasizes Christian beliefs. The program also recognizes, values and encourages the development of skills and competencies that will be needed throughout the candidate's career as a school counselor. The School Counseling program is carefully designed to prepare candidates for work as school counselors in elementary, middle, and high school settings. Specifically, the School Counseling program offers training in providing individual and group work as well as development and refinement of individual skills in both public and private schools. The program of study meets certification requirements of the State of Illinois. Upon completion of the program, candidates are eligible for the Illinois Professional Educator's License: School Service Personnel Certificate K-12 (formerly Type 73) certification.

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Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

  • Graduate admission application including an objective statement.

  • Official transcripts from bachelor's degree (and for any master's degree earned as well).

  • Two letters of recommendation (preferably one from a college or university instructor) addressing academic proficiency, personal character, and competence and effectiveness in professional work.

  • Written responses to admission committee's counseling-related questions.

Transfer Policy

Up to 50% of a degree may be accepted for transfer credit from an accredited graduate school.

Special Characteristics