School of Education

Master of Science in Education – Professional School Counseling

Education Graduate Degree Program

BVU’s master’s in school counseling equips you to make a difference in elementary, middle, and high schools. Professional school counselors promote growth, enhance learning, and contribute to student success.

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What Can I Do with a Master’s Degree in Professional School Counseling?

Graduates of the professional school counseling master’s degree program appreciate the program’s focus on application, allowing them to “hit the ground running” upon completion of their 48 credit hours. Blended course delivery combines the convenience of online study, as well as the real-time interaction that connects students to mentors, colleagues, and resources to ensure growth and success within the field.

The school counseling master’s program is supported and accredited by the North Central Association for colleges and the Iowa Department of Education. Curriculum is designed to meet the educational requirements for Iowa school counselor licensure and follows the ASCA model seen in school districts.

Why Study Professional School Counseling at BVU?

Learn Online and In Person

This two-year professional school counseling program is designed to be taken alongside your current career. You will spend 1 week at the beginning of each year learning at our Storm Lake campus. Then, you will complete coursework online and participate in a virtual meeting once each week in the evenings.

Apply for our Summer 2021 cohort. Classes start July 5, with a summer residency July 31-Aug. 6! The registration deadline is March 15.


Face-to-Face Experience and Skill Building

As part of our professional school counseling and clinical mental health counseling programs, students take part in a week-long residency at our beautiful campus on the shores of Storm Lake in Iowa. This week of learning is one of the highlights of the program, where you get to know others in your cohort and gain experience working on your skills with your classmates.

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"Meeting one evening each week via Zoom makes the program very doable even while working and having a family. I also really like the 7-day residency because we get to know others in our cohort and gain experience working on our skills with our classmates."

Courses & Application Requirements

  • Courses (48 credit hours)
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Financial Aid

We’ll help you figure out your options for receiving financial assistance.

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Education Faculty

Our instructors are committed to helping you build the future in Iowa and beyond.

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No GRE Required

BVU does not require students to take the GRE for admission — saving you time and money.

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