Counseling Program Comparison

Our Counseling Programs

Seattle University offers four Counseling MAEd programs that prepare counselors to be ethical, reflective, and multiculturally competent leaders and change agents. 

Our social justice-centered graduate programs are designed for working professionals who are seeking exceptional skills training, personalized experiences with small class sizes and individual attention, and faculty who bring a combination of research and counseling experience to their teaching. 

Additionally, Seattle University offers multiple Behavioral and Mental Health programs. You can view their program details and licensure/certification preparation options to choose the program that is the best fit for you.

  Online Clinical Mental Health Counseling Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Master's Degree Master's of Education (MAEd) 
Licensure Preparation
  1. Counselor Licensure Preparation
  2. Washington State Substance Use Disorder Certification Preparation
Delivery

Year 1 &2 - Asynchronous 

Year 3 - Synchronous 

In-Person; Classes after 4pm
CACREP Accreditation In-Progress  Fully-Accredited 
Program Start Fall
Practical Experience
  • 100-hour on-site practicum in local area**
  • 600-hour on-site internship in local area**
  • Seattle-based 100-hour on-site practicum
  • Seattle-based 600-hour on-site internship
Cost Per Credit $722 $722

 

  Online School Counseling School Counseling
Master's Degree  Master's Degree in Education (MAEd) 
Licensure Preparation
  1. Residency-Level Educational Staff Associate (ESA) Certification in K-12
  2. WA State Counseling Licensure Preparation* 
  3. WA State Substance Use Disorder Certification Preparation*
Delivery

Year 1 &2 - Asynchronous*** 

Year 3 - Synchronous

In-Person; Classes after 4pm
CACREP Accreditation In-Progress  Fully Accredited 
Program Start Fall 
Practical Experience
  • 100-hour on-site practicum in local area**
  • 600-hour on-site internship in local area**
  • Seattle-based 100-hour on-site practicum
  • Seattle-based 600-hour on-site internship
Cost Per Credit  $722 $722

*Students who complete the Online School Counseling program will be well-positioned to be eligible for ESA certification, LMHC certification, and/or Substance Use Disorder certification within the state that they reside in. Questions about certification or licensure? Email MacPherson Worobec at mworobec@seattleu.edu. 

**Hours for on-site internship may increase depending on the student's local state requirements. 

*** Year Two of the Online School Counseling program will include an online synchronous practicum during winter term.