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Online Master's Degree in School Counseling Job Outlook

Make a Concrete Difference in the Lives of Students with an MS Degree

Licensure Pathway

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.

Program Outcomes and Skills Acquired

What You’ll Learn

Skills You’ll Gain

  • Career and life planning
  • Human development
  • Leadership
  • Advocacy
  • Counseling techniques
  • Guidance services
  • Trauma and crisis response

Career Services


A Handshake account will be created for you automatically as you begin your first semester at Butler to help you schedule advising and find prospective employers.


Reach out to Butler graduates through Bulldogs Connect (powered by Wisr).

Interview Prep

Prepare with our online Guide to Professional Success or watch interview prep and networking videos through our partner Candid Career.


View webinars on resume building, interview skills, and more in sessions presented by career advisors.


  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. School and Career Counselors and Advisors. Retrieved from
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors. Retrieved from