Credits required
75 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 75 quarter credits are equal to 50 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$560 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Hybrid You can complete this program in a hybrid format that blends online coursework with in-person classes held periodically in Wilsonville, Oregon. View the curriculum.
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Master of Counseling in School Counseling

Admissions requirements

Qualifications for admissions are determined by both the OSU Graduate School and the program. Visit the OSU Graduate School website to review the minimum admissions requirements.

Competitive admissions

Eighteen spots per year are available in the cohort.
Due to the competitive nature of the process, those who pass the initial screening of written applications will be invited for a personal interview, after which the final cohort composition will be determined.

The following are evaluated in the process of determining whether an applicant will be recommended to the Graduate School for admission:

  • Academic background
  • Personal and emotional suitability
  • Volunteer or paid experience in the helping professions
  • Educational and professional goals

Note: Unfortunately, due to the program's part-time status, international students are unable to obtain an appropriate educational visa to be eligible for participation in this program. International students may wish to inquire about our full-time program at OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon.

When to apply

The application deadline for the summer 2020 cohort is Dec. 31, 2019.

Applications for the Master of Counseling in School Counseling program are now closed. Please return in Fall 2019 to apply for next year's cohort.

How to apply

To apply to the OSU Graduate School and to the Masters in Counseling (M.Coun.) program, go to the OSU Graduate School’s online application form. Log in or click on "create new account" to begin the application process.

The nonrefundable application fee is $75.

In addition to application materials required by the Graduate School, you’ll need to submit three letters of recommendation and a writing sample. Visit the College of Education Counseling website for detailed information.


For admissions questions, please contact:

Natalie Charbonneau, M.S.
Program coordinator
OSU College of Education

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

In compliance with an agreement with the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission for participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), Oregon State University provides information regarding professional licensure through distance education. The courses and programs, delivered online by OSU Ecampus, are not formally approved for professional licensure outside of the state of Oregon.

To determine whether these courses or programs meet licensure requirements in your state, you must contact the appropriate licensing board(s). Visit our license disclosure webpage for each state's contact information.


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