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Professional School Counseling (M.S.)

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The graduate faculty in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction are actively involved in research, development of new teacher education models, and in-service education programs throughout the region served by Angelo State University.

The M.S. in Professional School Counseling program is designed for candidates interested in careers as Texas school counselors.

Candidates may qualify upon completion of the degree to take the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) for the Professional Certificate for School Counselors. Candidates must complete a minimum of 48 semester credit hours of graduate work, including all academic requirements for the Professional Certificate for School Counselors.

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Master of Science in Professional School Counseling


Professional school counselors

Program Highlights

  • We offer 8-week courses that are 100-percent online.

  • Students gain extensive field experience through internships and practicum opportunities.

  • Our 48-credit-hour program is designed to meet the academic requirements to become a Certified School Counselor in the State of Texas.

Admission Requirements

All college and university transcripts. The GRE is NOT required for admission.


  • Hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.75 or better, including all grades on repeated courses, –or hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.75 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  • For State of Texas certification, applicants must have two years teaching experience in an accredited public school.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to register for the first and second eight week sessions simultaneously, before the first eight week session begins.

8 week Program Deadline:

  • Spring A – January 1
  • Spring B – March 1
  • Summer – May 1
  • Fall A – August 1
  • Fall B – October 1

Degree Plan

  • Master of Science in Professional School Counseling 

    Required Courses
     Courses Hours
    EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences 3
    EDG 6302 Tests and Measurements 3
    EDG 6304 Research 3
    EDG 6305 Legal and Ethical Principles 3
    EDG 6307 Professional Writing for Educators 3
    EDG 6323 Theories of Counseling 3
    EDG 6324 Career and Occupational Counseling 3
    EDG 6325 Practicum in Counseling 3
    EDG 6327 Dysfunctional Behavior 3
    EDG 6331 Role of the School Counselor 3
    EDG 6363 Leadership 3
    EDG 6399 Professional Practice 3
    EDSC 6300 Capstone in School Counseling 3
    EDSC 6301 Comprehensive School Counseling Programs 3
    EDSC 6302 School Counseling Techniques 3
    EDSC 6303 Human Growth and Development 3
    Total semester credit hours for Master of Science in Professional School Counseling 48

    Courses in this program are offered through an online format.

  • Carr Academic Graduate Scholarships

    Carr Academic Graduate Scholarships are ASU’s premier scholarships for graduate students. Awards are based on undergraduate GPA. Students are considered for the Carr Academic Graduate Scholarship upon their acceptance into the College of Graduate Studies and Research. No application is required.

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