Master of Arts in Counseling

Masters in School Counseling Track

The Master of Arts in School Counseling track at MNU is designed to train you as a school counselor.

You should know:

  • Meets on-site, day or evening
  • Fulfill 60 credit hours at $657 per credit hour
  • Complete your Master's degree in 33 months
  • Attend classes in Olathe

For students whose passion for counseling is geared toward a desire to work with students as a school counselor. This track prepares you to provide excellence in counseling services to children in pre-K-12 settings. School counselors assist students and their families as well as other educators and administrators. Facilitating teamwork, counseling, teaching coping skills and dealing with developmental problems are just some of the issues you will encounter on a daily basis. 

The course work of the entire counseling program prepares you to be a general counselor first and then adds classes specifically designed as a means of better preparing you for work within the area of school counseling. The School Counseling program at MNU is unique because it allows school counselors the opportunity to have dual licensure: (1) School Counseling license through the Kansas Department of Education (Missouri will reciprocate this license); and (2) Licensed Professional Counseling (LPC) license through the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. School counseling students will take the same core classes as those in the other two tracks allowing them the benefit of the same training as others who will obtain their LPC. Parallel Pathway candidates (those who do not have a professional teaching license) must take an additional 6 credit hours of field experience.

Don't forget, our school counseling program incorporates a high level of scholarship with real-world application, supervised client counseling and an integration of psychology and Christian faith. We are the only private university in Kansas to offer a CACREP-accredited graduate program in counseling

CACREP logoThere has never been a greater need for prepared professionals to assist those who are struggling with emotional and psychological pain. Utilizing “the science of compassion,” trained counselors facilitate hope and healing from personal and relational pain. Our clinical mental health program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)—the gold standard in the field professional counseling.

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