A School Counseling Master's Degree Designed for Working Professionals

The School Counseling Master of Arts program is designed for individuals who are looking to enhance current employment or to change their career through an intensive graduate school experience. If your career goal is to work with children, adolescents and adults in school settings, our School Counseling program will prepare you to make a difference in people’s lives. Students also complete a 600 hour internship to provide them with experience and feedback for working in the field.

This program is delivered at both our Denver and our Loveland centers, with class sessions concentrated on weekends so that you can fit this program around a traditional work schedule. Please note: three courses of this program are only offered at our Denver Center, so all students will attend those courses in Denver. See details about course delivery in the Course of Study tab below.

Career Options for Graduates

The School Counseling program prepares students to become a counselor working in school settings. Graduates of the School Counseling program typically achieve the credential of Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) through the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) in Colorado, or the licensing agency in the states in which they reside.

CACREP Accreditation and National Certification

Because our program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP), graduates are eligible to become Nationally Certified Counselors.

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Course Timing & Sequence – Designed for Working Professionals

  • Classes are offered in an intensive weekend format (Friday 4-10pm, Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday 8am-4pm).
  • Students take one course at a time over two weekends, typically with a weekend off in between.
  • Three courses (noted in the list below) are only offered in Denver. Loveland students will only need to travel to Denver for six weekends during the program to complete these courses.
  • Most students are full-time graduate students (taking nine or more credits a semester), however part-time enrollment is an option as well.
  • Students are able to work full-time while working on their graduate degrees.

Required Courses (63 Credit Hours)


For full details, see the official program listings in the UNC Graduate Catalog.

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