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


The Master of Counseling (M.Coun.) graduate program with an option in school counseling prepares professional counselors who promote the social, psychological and physical well being of individuals, families, communities and organizations in order to continually improve global welfare. At the completion of this program, you'll earn a Master of Counseling degree from Oregon State University.

Our program faculty believe professional counselors stand for social, economic and political justice and therefore must be prepared to be proactive educators, change agents and advocates in the face of injustice. Development across the life span, cultural diversity and a global perspective are integral to the preparation of professional school counselors.

This is a 75-credit master's program emphasizing:

  • Academic excellence
  • Competence in counseling skills
  • Personal growth

Our faculty strongly believe that professional counseling is grounded in a personal and professional code of ethics. To effectively counsel others, students must find a workable integration of theory, philosophy and technical skills that are consistent with the students’ self-views and beliefs about the nature of people. 

Flexible learning format

Coursework is delivered in a hybrid format with 50 percent of the instruction done online and 50 percent in face-to-face classroom meetings, held twice a term in Wilsonville, Oregon. During fall, winter and spring terms, classroom meetings will be held the second and ninth weekends (Friday and Saturday); and during summer term, the meetings will be held the first and seventh weekends (Friday and Saturday).

Online practicum and internship courses during year 2 and 3 are synchronous, which require “live” online attendance during specific dates/times.

Curriculum overview

Here is a list of courses in the program. Visit the OSU Academic Catalog for additional curriculum details.

  • Pre-practicum
  • Practicum in Counseling*
  • Counseling Internship**
  • Developmental Perspectives in Counseling
  • Social & Cultural Perspectives
  • Addictive Behavior Counseling
  • Legal, Ethical, Professional Issues in Counseling
  • Leadership of School Counseling Programs
  • Special Education Issues
  • Theory & Techniques of Counseling
  • Theory & Techniques of Child & Adolescent Counseling
  • Intro to Research Methods in Education
  • Appraisal of the Individual
  • Lifestyle & Career Development
  • Group Counseling Procedures
  • Family Counseling
  • Applied Psychopath & Diagnosis
  • Crisis, Grief and Loss
  • Cross-cultural Counseling
  • Consultation

* Practicum I requires four hours per week in the schools; Practicum II requires six hours per week in the schools;

** Internship – 600 hours completed over three terms in order to graduate.

Please note: Students who are residents of Oregon and do not have a teaching license will need to take COUN 591 and COUN 582 to fulfill the TSPC requirement of a 200-hour teaching practicum experience. These two classes are not required for graduation but are for licensure purposes.

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.


Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization to operate in your state.

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