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.
Delivery
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.
Start term
Summer

Master of Counseling in School Counseling

Careers

Jobs for school and career counselors are expected to grow by 13 percent in the next decade, based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Handbook (2018). The BLS explains that the number of school-age children is on the rise and so is the demand for professional counselors who help children plan and prepare for college or careers after high school.

Another job growth area cited by BLS is vocational rehabilitation services. This career field is estimated to grow by 30 percent in the next decade. In addition, the current counselor population is aging and approaching retirement, with more than half of them over the age of 50.

Median pay for school and career counselors is $55,410 (based on BLS data from April 2018) with K-12 counselors belonging to the highest wage group ($60,000 average).

For information about job prospects for these career fields, please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook. And OSU Career Services is also a great resource to explore student career opportunities.

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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