Counseling Program Comparison

Our Counseling Programs

Seattle University offers three Counseling MAEd programs which 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. 

Below you can preview the scope of each program to decide which you'd like to look into further. You can also view/download a Counseling Comparison PDF.

 Online Clinical Mental Health CounselingClinical Mental Health CounselingSchool Counseling
Master's Degree Master of Education (MAEd)
Licensure Preparation
  1. Counselor Licensure Preparation
  2. Washington State Substance Use Disorder Certification Preparation
  1. Counselor Licensure Preparation
  2. Washington State Substance Use Disorder Certification Preparation
  1. Residency level Educational Staff Associate (ESA) Certification in K-12 settings, public and private
  2. Counselor Licensure preparation
  3. Washington State Substance Use Disorder Certification Preparation
Delivery
Online:
Years 1 & 2: Asynchronous
Year 3: Synchronous
In-person: flexible scheduling with classes after 4pm. 
CACREP Accreditation In-Progress Fully accredited
Program Duration 3 years, if full-time (90 credits)
Program Start Fall
Application Deadline April 1 February 1 February 1
Practical Experience
100-hour on-site practicum & 600-hour on-site internship in student's local area
(may be more depending on the state in which student resides)
100-hour on-site practicum & 600-hour on-site internship in Seattle area
(may be more depending on the state in which student resides)
 
Program Cost Cost Info Cost Info Cost Info
Learn More Clinical Mental Health (Online) Clinical Mental Health Counseling School Counseling
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