Graduate

School Counseling

Preparing culturally competent school counselors to lead comprehensive programs that promote and enhance student academic, social and emotional success.

School Counseling Program

Program Tracks Available

On campus, Blended (online/on campus)


Admission Deadline

Fall: July 15 
Spring (January start): Rolling 
Summer: Rolling

For priority consideration, please have your application completed and all materials submitted no later than two weeks before the start of the semester.


Degrees Offered

M.A., C.A.G.S.


School

School of Graduate Studies


Department

Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies, Psychology

Program Contact

Susan M. Cahill

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
Schedule a Conversation
508-767-7365 Admissions House - Room 205

Susan Scully-Hill, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies, Director of School Counseling
508-767-7319 Kennedy Building - Room 107D

John Landers

Academic Affairs Support Team
508-767-7430 Kennedy Hall - Room 107
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An Ideal Place to Learn


Program Curriculum

Faculty

Nicole Papazian

School Counseling 2018
School Counselor, Tantasqua Regional High School

Paul Dufault embodies what it means to be a school counselor — he is the heart of the program.

Your experience depends on what you put into it. Seek out mentors. Come in early, stay late, make connections. My experience at Assumption aided in my success.
Michelle Driscoll

School Counseling 2017
Adjustment Counselor, Southbridge Public Schools

Assumption University has played a significant role in my success.

I thoroughly enjoyed my education and praise all the professors that I have had throughout my many years studying at Assumption. The professors are very dedicated and willing to help each student. Assumption’s professors want everyone to succeed.
Dana Macphee

School Counseling 2018
Adjustment Counselor, Maynard High School

Assumption helped me get to where I wanted in my career.

Enrolling at Assumption for my CAGS was incredibly helpful, you get a top-notch education in a comfortable, friendly environment. I was able to take the courses I needed to get my additional license and the program was flexible so I could complete it on my own terms.
Kristie LaRochelle

School Counseling 2009
Elementary School Counselor, Agawam Public Schools

Assumption’s program is about where school counseling is going, not about where it has been.

I consult with schools to assess and implement systemic enhancements in the school counseling program. I’m certain I was hired because I earned my master’s from a program that is a model for modern school counseling and the use of data to measure results.
Kendra Scaletta Cantrell

School Counseling 2009
Director of Guidance, Tantasqua Regional High School

Everything about the program is designed to ensure your success as an expert counselor.

"This program is at the leading edge of producing modern school counselors who have the knowledge and experience to be leaders in the profession. The professors offered a nurturing approach to teaching and mentorship, combined with tremendous knowledge and experience."

Shining Their Light

Nicole Papazian

School Counseling 2018
School Counselor, Tantasqua Regional High School

Paul Dufault embodies what it means to be a school counselor — he is the heart of the program.

Your experience depends on what you put into it. Seek out mentors. Come in early, stay late, make connections. My experience at Assumption aided in my success.
Michelle Driscoll

School Counseling 2017
Adjustment Counselor, Southbridge Public Schools

Assumption University has played a significant role in my success.

I thoroughly enjoyed my education and praise all the professors that I have had throughout my many years studying at Assumption. The professors are very dedicated and willing to help each student. Assumption’s professors want everyone to succeed.
Dana Macphee

School Counseling 2018
Adjustment Counselor, Maynard High School

Assumption helped me get to where I wanted in my career.

Enrolling at Assumption for my CAGS was incredibly helpful, you get a top-notch education in a comfortable, friendly environment. I was able to take the courses I needed to get my additional license and the program was flexible so I could complete it on my own terms.
Kristie LaRochelle

School Counseling 2009
Elementary School Counselor, Agawam Public Schools

Assumption’s program is about where school counseling is going, not about where it has been.

I consult with schools to assess and implement systemic enhancements in the school counseling program. I’m certain I was hired because I earned my master’s from a program that is a model for modern school counseling and the use of data to measure results.
Kendra Scaletta Cantrell

School Counseling 2009
Director of Guidance, Tantasqua Regional High School

Everything about the program is designed to ensure your success as an expert counselor.

"This program is at the leading edge of producing modern school counselors who have the knowledge and experience to be leaders in the profession. The professors offered a nurturing approach to teaching and mentorship, combined with tremendous knowledge and experience."
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Graduate Visit Opportunities

We invite you to learn more about our graduate programs - either through a visit to campus, or by scheduling a phone conversation with an admissions team member or one of our program directors. Contact us today to learn more!

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Admissions Requirements

School Counseling-specific Requirements

The MTEL exam is not required for admission into the School Counseling program, however matriculated students must pass the MTEL Communication and Literacy Skills exam prior to completion of the program.

Candidates for the Massachusetts Initial License for School Counselor (PreK-8; 5-12) must meet the following standards:

  • Prior to completion of the program, submit evidence of passing scores on the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) Communication and Literacy Skills. NOTE: The School Counseling program is state-approved for the Massachusetts Initial License for School Counselor (PreK-8 or 5-12). Candidates who complete the state-approved program and thereby earn a first Initial License, are eligible for licensure reciprocity with the approximately 24 other states that are parties to the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Contract.

GRE scores are not required

General Graduate Studies Admissions Requirements

  • Completed Application Dated & Signed
  • Two Letters of Recommendation* (Professional and/or academic)
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Personal Statement
  • Current Resume
  • TOEFL or IELTS for applicants whose native language is not English

*We strongly recommend at least one academic letter of recommendation; the remaining letter(s) may be professional. All recommendations may be professional if an academic letter is not feasible. However, all letters should address the student’s ability to complete graduate-level academic work. Applicants may feel free to provide more than two recommendations.

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School Counseling Program Student Conference Award

This award reimburses up to $150.00 per student to provide fiscal support to active School Counseling students who are presenting at local, state, and/or national level conference related to their program area training.


Institute for School Counseling and School Psychology

The Institute is one of the few professional continuing education programs in the nation focused exclusively on the needs of school counselors. All of the workshops are open to School Counselors, School Social Workers/School Adjustment Counselor, School Psychologists, Rehabilitation Counselors, related counseling practitioners, and graduate students interested in the counseling fields.

Learn more about the Institute

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