3.0 GPA

Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

In-Person & Online

In-person and online programs available.


No GRE required.

Six Semesters

51 Credit Hours

Cost of Attendance

$441/per credit hour. $22,491 Total

Why This Program Is For You

The Master of Education in School Counseling program prepares individuals to provide school counseling services in grades K-12 in public and private schools, as well as academic advisement centers in universities and colleges. Students will gain skills in behavior and education assessment and intervention; career development and college and career readiness; ethical, legal, and professional standards; and individual and group counseling for diverse populations; they will also gain skills in working more effectively with schools and the community. Successful graduates will be eligible for professional licensure as a school counselor in the state of Utah

You want to be a leader in the school.

You want to help students navigate challenges.

You want to help prepare K-12 students for success in mental health, academic and career goals. 


  • Portrait of Erin WhitakerThe UVU school counseling program has expanded my world -- not just the education and preparation I am receiving as a prospective counselor, but in the people I get to rub shoulders with. My favorite part of this program has been the camaraderie fostered among the members of our cohort, learning from amazing professors and instructors, and having the opportunity to work with professional school counselors who are experts in the field.
    Erin Whitaker
  • Portrait of Nicole GlasgowI loved the sense of community that came with being in the UVU school counseling program. Everyone was so eager to help my cohort and we all supported each other. Our professors were all so passionate about the subjects that they taught and truly wanted to see us succeed in our endeavors.”
    Nicole McAllister Glasgow
  • Portrait of Nikki FittingUVU has helped me with my goals of becoming a school counselor by teaching me about the field of school counseling and has helped me learn to be an effective counselor and I am so excited to start in a counseling job.
    Nikki Fitting
  • Portrait of Nita WoodI have been so grateful for the growth I have experienced over the last three years. I have been challenged, stretched, and I have learned persevere. My perspectives have been changed for the better, I am more compassionate. I have challenged my beliefs to be more inclusive and I have created lifelong friendships with other members of my cohort. The growth I have experienced is noticeable to both my family, friends, and colleagues. I love the person I am becoming because of UVU school counseling program."
    Nita Wood

Admission Requirements and Prerequisites

To be considered for admission, individuals interested in earning their M.Ed. at UVU must successfully complete all admission criteria.

  1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Minimum 3.0 grade point average in undergraduate work, or a GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 credits of university coursework.
  3. Three professional references for an evaluation recommendation.
  4. Interview with School of Education Graduate Committee.


School Counseling Overview

  1. 51 credits of coursework, including practicum and internship
  2. Six-semester program designed with summer and evening coursework for working educators
  3. Competency-based practicum and internship experiences in elementary and secondary schools

Continuance and Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete all courses with a grade of B- or higher
  2. Maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  3. Complete all program hours (51 total)
  4. Successfully complete all practicum and internship experiences required by UVU and the USBE
  5. Complete courses and project requirements within five years


Program Statistics 

M.Ed in School Counseling



Number of applicants



Number of applicants admitted

25 in-person

25 online

24 in-person

25 online

% of applicants accepted



Average GPA at admission



Graduates (May 2023)



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Courses taught by practicing school counselors (adjuncts) (%)



Courses taught by full time clinical mental health counseling faculty (%)




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Includes data from the 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 cohorts

About the Curriculum

The UVU School Counseling program offers a comprehensive 2-year curriculum, spanning across 6 semesters, including summers. Students have the flexibility to choose between two cohort options: face-to-face or online. For our face-to-face program, coursework is held on the UVU campus on Monday and Tuesday nights from 5:00-8:00 pm, with some online courses for added flexibility. Our online cohort completes asynchronous online classes and attends in person live skills labs over two weekends during the first fall and spring semesters of the program. The curriculum aligns with the CACREP accreditation learning standards and the Utah State Board of Education Standards for Utah School Counselor Education Programs.

Students in the program complete a practicum and internship. The practicum consists of 100 hours in a school setting which occurs during the first spring semester students are in the program. During this time, students work directly under the supervision of a professional school counselor. Additionally, during the practicum, students meet for 1.5 hours each week in a small group with a mentor who is a school counseling leader in the state.

About the Internship & Capstone Project

During the second year in the program, students complete a 600-hour internship spread across two semesters (300 hours each semester). This experience is conducted under the direct supervision of a professional school counselor in a school setting.
Interns spend at least 80% of their time directly working with students in areas of college and career readiness, classroom instruction, and dropout prevention with social and emotional supports.

During the final semester students complete a Capstone Project to demonstrate the knowledge and skills they've gained in the program and illustrate how prepared they are to begin employment and apply those skills. 

For more information contact Graduate Studies Academic Advisor:

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