Counseling: K-12 School Counseling Emphasis (M.A.)

Effect systemic change within your school as a data-driven and culturally-responsive professional school counselor

Make a difference with students and help impact their lives with an M.A. in Counseling (K - 12 School Counseling Emphasis). This online degree prepares you to promote the academic, career, personal and social development of K-12 students.

Program Snapshot
Program type:
Master's Degree
Est. time to complete:
2.5 years
Credit hours:

Why Study Counseling with a K-12 School Counseling Emphasis at UND?

Designed for working professionals, the online program prepares you to work as a school counselor —helping students overcome obstacles and reach their academic and career goals. Features of the program include:

  • "Live" online classes held in the evening
  • Two four-day visits to UND's campus during summer terms
  • A semester-long practicum and an internship in a school close to your home
  • Support services including library, tech support, accessible office hours and advising

Completion of coursework leads to eligibility for state department of education licensure in North Dakota and may be compatible with licensure requirements in other states.

UND ranked second for best online masters

Nationally Ranked

The Best Schools ranks the University of North Dakota as the No. 2 school on its Best Online Master's in School Counseling Programs list.

UND also ranks third in the Top 10 Counseling Programs Online by


The online Counseling (K-12 School Counseling Emphasis) program is accredited by CAEP, Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and approved by the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices for School Counselor Competencies (ESPB).