|Type of Degree||Master of Arts|
|Time to Complete||18 to 33 months|
|Field Training||Practicum (100 hours) and internship (600 hours)|
Offered through NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Applied Psychology, the online Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance prepares aspiring school counselors to help children, adolescents, and families lead healthy and meaningful lives. Graduates are collaborative leaders and advocates in elementary, middle, and high schools across the country.
Students will experience a combination of real-world training, interactive online classes, and course work that can be completed based on their schedule. Courses feature principles of social justice and equity, facilitating an in-depth understanding of pre-K-12 students with diverse backgrounds and needs.
To gain in-field training, you will complete internship experiences at schools in or near your community, a counseling lab, and a practicum experience.
- Live, online classes with an average class size of 15 students
- A virtual campus that allows students to connect with professors and fellow classmates
- In-person immersion experience at NYU’s campus in the heart of New York City
- Dedicated academic, field placement, and technology support
Through a comprehensive curriculum of core and elective courses, students learn the foundations of school counseling, counseling theory and process, group dynamics, cross-cultural counseling, and program development and evaluation. Students in this program pursue a concentration in either school counseling or bilingual school counseling.
Counseling@NYU uses the American School Counselor Association’s National Model. Course titles include:
- Foundations of School Counseling
- Individual Counseling: Theory and Process
- Professional Orientation and Ethics for School Counseling
- Cross-Cultural Counseling
- Research and Evaluation Methods in Behavioral Sciences
- Career Counseling
- Program Development and Evaluation in Counseling
The NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development educates undergraduate and graduate students for social change through on-campus and online programs.
Since NYU Steinhardt’s founding in 1890, the school has upheld its mission to advance creativity, innovation, and knowledge as it intersects with education, human development, and culture. NYU Steinhardt educates undergraduate and graduate students for social change with programs in education, media, health, the arts, and applied psychology. Committed to public service, NYU Steinhardt provides students with learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom, and faculty members are distinguished leaders in their respective fields.