​MA in School Counseling

Make an impact today on the leaders of tomorrow.

School counselors are social justice activists in action. The School Counseling Program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). In the SOLES Master of Arts in School Counseling program, you'll learn how to step in and help students overcome significant challenges during their most formative years. The program offers two different tracks, each of which provide fulfilling opportunities to guide diverse populations of underserved students.

Through personalized learning and real-world experience in either track, you'll learn to help young minds from a variety of backgrounds. You'll offer students support and guidance as they navigate their school-age years. You may work with students whose needs are culturally sensitive or specific to their social identities, such as the children who are refugees, are in foster care or are in domestic violence situations.

Our program supports your development as a community leader and to inspire young students to do the same. Making an impact during students' most critical developmental years is one of the most effective ways to weave multiculturalism, social justice and holistic well-being into our society.

Specialization Options

  • Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) - 48 units (2-years)
  • PPS credential with Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) eligibility - 60 units (2-years*)

In the 48 unit school counseling program you'll complete the required coursework, applied research and an exit requirement to graduate. School counselors work in elementary, middle and high school settings.

We also offer a School-Based Clinical Counseling track (60 units) where you have met the requirements to receive a PPS credential and are eligible for licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). *You will graduate in two years by taking one additional course per semester.