Do you want to become a school counselor or a counselor to urban youth in settings outside of the schools?

Our Master of Arts (M.A.) graduate program in school counseling will provide you with the specialized study and supervised field training that will prepare you for a career as a professional counselor of children and youth.

The program consists of two options:

  1. The first option will prepare you for a career as a counselor in elementary and secondary schools.
  2. The second option is a specialization in counseling urban students. This track will prepare you for work as a counselor outside of schools, such as in foster care or nonprofit youth programs. This option also allows you to attain licensure requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.) examination.

PROGRAM QUICK FACTS


Degree Level: Graduate
Degree Type: M.A.
School: School of Nursing and Health Professions
Format: Evening/Weekend
Explore All Academic Programs

Do you want to become a school counselor or a counselor to urban youth in settings outside of the schools?

Our Master of Arts (M.A.) graduate program in school counseling will provide you with the specialized study and supervised field training that will prepare you for a career as a professional counselor of children and youth.

The program consists of two options:

  1. The first option will prepare you for a career as a counselor in elementary and secondary schools.
  2. The second option is a specialization in counseling urban students. This track will prepare you for work as a counselor outside of schools, such as in foster care or nonprofit youth programs. This option also allows you to attain licensure requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.) examination.

Affordable Tuition

The affordable tuition for the School Counseling, M.A. degree program in NHP is $825 per credit hour.

  • Send Me Information


Apply Now Request Campus Tour Admissions Office

Become a school counselor or a counselor to urban youth in settings outside of school.

Featured School Counseling, M.A. Courses

COUN 538 Career and Lifestyle Development
COUN 547 Counseling and the Group Process
COUN 550 Multicultural Counseling
COUN 555 Counseling Children and Adolescents
COUN 561 Principles and Practices of School Counseling
COUN 570 Diagnosis and Treatment in Counseling
COUN 604 Expressive Arts in Counseling

Prepare for Success: Potential Careers

  • Elementary School Counselor
  • Middle School Counselor
  • High School Counselor
  • Social Service Counselor
  • Community Counselor

Accreditation

Trinity’s school counseling program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. Our program is state approved and meets certification requirements of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, and our graduates may apply for certification in other states as well.

Discover Your Strength with a Truly Singular Higher Education Experience

Trinity Washington University has been educating national and local leaders for over 120 years.

Discover Empowerment

  • Attend a U.S. Department of Education-designated Predominantly Black Institution and a Minority Serving Institution
  • Graduate with less debt:  Trinity has the lowest private college tuition rate in the Washington D.C. region; 100% of students receive some sort of financial aid, with 80% eligible for Federal Pell Grants
  • Learn leadership skills in Trinity’s inclusive environment: Trinity is a national innovator for gender, racial and social equity in higher education
  • Trinity empowers women leaders to make positive changes for their families, communities, places of work and the larger society
  • Learn to lead with integrity and compassion, justice and equity as a professional and as a citizen leader

Discover Commitment

  • Community: Trinity graduates more D.C. residents than any other private college, making up nearly 60% of the student body. Trinity’s location in the heart of the nation’s capital provides unparalleled internship and research opportunities
  • Care for each and every student: Trinity’s ~4:1 student-to-teacher ratio means students are never just a number
  • Student welfare: Trinity offers low-cost residential and meal plan options and resources for students experiencing serious temporary food insecurity and other life challenges
  • Lifelong learning: Trinity develops the drive to keep learning, to discover and analyze new ideas, to advocate and implement actions that contribute to the common good and support social transformation

Discover Excellence

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1921
  • Trinity graduates consistently perform above the national average on professional exit exams and certifications
  • Trinity’s award-winning faculty are national and local leaders in their fields, with many highly awarded for research and other publications
  • With opportunities for original research in many programs, Trinity students have been cited as authors in published research and articles