We're accepting applications for Fall 2024!

Your degree, on your time, anywhere. 

The Online Master's in School Counseling program emphasizes multicultural competence, data-driven practice and a multi-dimensional approach to school counseling practices. You will accelerate your career and grow to lead within K-12 settings both public and private. 

We need driven professionals to meet the high demand of school counselors across the nation. Founded upon our CACREP-accredited in-person program, and approved by the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) in the State of Washington, this Master's of Education online degree positions you to explore school counseling, clinical mental health and substance use disorder curriculum.

You'll graduate: 

  • Ready to work in the K-12 environment through a practicum and internship.
  • Well-positioned to be certified as a Residency-Level Educational Staff Associate (ESA) and Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP). 
  • With eligibility for licensure as a clinical mental health counselor (LMHC). 

You'll learn from: 

  • A flexible asynchronous online format. 
  • Renowned faculty members with leadership experience in the field. 
  • Peers dedicated to serving this generation of K-12 students.

You'll give back to: 

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Upcoming Virtual Events

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Join Dr. Mary Graham in a recorded information session detailing the Online Master's in School Counseling program.

100% In-School Placement Post-Graduation
$735 per Credit / 90 Credits

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Christine Campbell, Senior Admissions Counselor for Online Programs

Christine Campbell

Senior Admissions Counselor



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Dr. Mary Graham ESA, RTC, NCC, LMHC

Program Director, Professor

(206) 296-5748


Sample an Online Course

Professional and Ethical Issues in Counseling

$3.5 Million Grant Awarded to College of Education

  • SU's dedication to diversifying counselors in public schools

    SU's dedication to diversifying counselors in public schools

    In response to the growing mental health crisis among youth, Seattle University College of Education (COE) was awarded a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help address the shortage of diverse mental health care providers in public schools.

    Read More about SU's dedication to diversifying counselors in public schools

Affinity Information Sessions

In the below videos the Online School Counseling faculty highlight specialized topics that future school counselors may encounter in the field. 

Online School Counseling Program of Study 

Year 1

Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy 3 Credits 
Counseling for Social Justice  3 Credits 
Introduction to School Counseling 3 Credits 
Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling 4 Credits 
Counseling Across the Life Span  4 Credits 
Introduction to Special Education 3 Credits 
Diagnosis & Assessment 4 Credits 
Career Counseling 3 Credits
Research for the Counseling Profession  3 Credits
Fundamental Counseling Skills (residency)  4 Credits 
Addictions Counseling 4 Credits
Alfreida McKinney
Alfreida McKinney SU'17

"The community that was cultivated within both, my program peers and faculty (specifically, Dr. Mary Graham and Dr. Kristi Lee) helped guide me through and reminded me of my strength and gifts."

Ryan Bunda SU'14

"The cohort system provided a space in which I could develop life-long, supportive friends with other counselors, many of whom I still reach out to for help when dealing with challenging situations."