Make a Concrete Difference in the Lives of Students with an MS Degree
700 Hands-On Hours
The Master of Science in School Counseling offers a pathway to licensure as a school counselor through in-depth coursework, practicum, and internship experiences. Our graduates work in K-12 schools across the nation, working to ensure all students have access to top-notch academic, social-emotional, and college and career services. Those who pursue dual-licensure in mental health counseling sometimes choose to work in clinics and other mental health facilities.
Based on the state you live in, the state requirements for licensure as a school counselor (or equivalent) may vary. You can find more information on our state restrictions page.
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Qualify for Life-Changing Roles in Education
Licensed School Counselor $60,510 per year1
Career Counselor $60,510 per year1
Licensed Mental Health Counselor $48,520 per year2
Meet the Growing Demand for Well-Educated School Counselors
Is school counseling a good career? Job growth points to yes. The demand for licensed school counselors is expected to grow faster than the average for all other occupations in the coming years. With a master’s degree in school counseling, you’ll be on your way to licensure and a job working in public and private K-12 schools.
- Butler’s on-campus program boasts a nearly 100 percent job placement rate for the past 10 years.
- The need for school counselors is expected to grow 11 percent between 2020 and 2030.1
- This growth will result in 37,000 new positions.1
Program Outcomes and Skills Acquired
What You’ll Learn
- When you complete Butler’s online Master of Science in School Counseling degree, you will:
- Be able to collect, analyze, and use data to inform practice
- Have the knowledge, awareness, and skills necessary to work from an ethical and culturally responsive lens across the school community
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills in college/career, academic, and social-emotional counseling
- Articulate the importance of leadership, advocacy, equity, and systemic change to create positive school climates for all learners
Skills You’ll Gain
- Career and life planning
- Human development
- Counseling techniques
- Guidance services
- Trauma and crisis response
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. School and Career Counselors and Advisors. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/.