Online Master of Arts in School Counseling

Become a School Counselor with Sacred Heart University

Accessible, Affordable. You Can Do This!

Become a supportive resource for students in kindergarten through high school with the online Master of Arts in School Counseling degree from Sacred Heart University. Developed for your professional advancement, this program provides the credential to pursue licensure or certification in your state, along with the skills to improve academic development, college and career readiness and social-emotional learning in your school.

The program is taught by expert educators who teach a curriculum founded on the latest research and current best practices. Through the program’s required courses, including internship and practicum, you’ll build the essential skills you need for a successful school counseling career in two and a half years.

Sacred Heart’s flexible, online degrees enable you to balance your personal and professional responsibilities while gaining the skills and insights to create a positive impact for organizations in business, healthcare, education, and more.

60 Total Credits

2.5 Years

GRE/GMAT Not Required

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A Modern Curriculum for Real-World Learning

The online Master of Arts in School Counseling degree offers a modern curriculum that incorporates 21st-century content relevant to the work today’s school counselors perform. The coursework reflects the latest research and current best practices to prepare you for the career you want. The program requires the completion of 60 total credit hours, plus an internship and a practicum experience.

Graduates of this program will possess the necessary attitudes, skills, and knowledge to build and implement a comprehensive school counseling program that meets the diverse needs of students in K–12 schools.

Why Online Learning is Right for You

The advantages of online learning are obvious – you don’t have to pause your career or rearrange your life to earn the degree you need to take your career to the next level. Another key factor is fit – making sure a school feels right to you. Sacred Heart’s Center for Career & Professional Development will welcome you as if you had just walked through the door here in Fairfield. With an exclusive, online recruiting system of 10,000+ employers, one-on-one career counseling, resume workshops, and an active alumni network of more than 35,000, you can rest assured knowing that our campus reaches wherever you are.

Fill a Critical Need

From the first day of Pre-K to high school graduation, students are impacted by the support and resources provided by school counselors. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for licensed and certified school counselors is expected to grow by 10% through 2031, creating nearly 32,000 new positions.1 With the online Master of Arts in School Counseling degree, you’ll gain the credentials to fill these new positions, plus the skills to make a positive impact in students’ lives within and outside of the classroom.

You Belong with SHU!

Our mission to prepare students for lives of professional success and personal and spiritual growth excludes no one. And it’s because of that mission and the spirited way we live it that students of different faiths, ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds have made SHU the launching pad for their dreams and ambitions.

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  1. School and Career Counselors and Advisors | Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved February 2022 from