“The Jesuit core values that are infused in our educational process are the biggest competitive advantages of Creighton’s school counseling program. Students learn the true meaning of ‘men and women for and with others’ and are able to naturally and seamlessly implement that in their individual careers.”
—Jeffrey Smith, PhD | Associate Professor and Program Director, College of Arts and Sciences
Creighton’s school counseling master’s program goes far beyond the administrative aspects of counseling. You’ll learn to model Jesuit values such as the importance of compassion, relationship-building, reflection and humility for the students with whom you work. Through hands-on, project-based learning experiences, you’ll also gain experience that will help you guide future students through tough challenges, including bullying and self-esteem issues, relationship problems, drug use and more.
A program that fits your schedule
We know graduate school is a huge investment of your time and money, so we make sure your investment is a smart one—and one you can fit in your schedule. This program is designed to meet the needs of busy professionals and can be completed fully online.
If you already have your teaching certificate, you can complete the program in about 36 credit hours, depending which track you choose. If you don’t, you’ll take an extra practicum and take about 48 credit hours to complete the program.
Creighton’s online master’s in School Counseling and Preventative Mental Health is highly customizable, allowing you to choose the proper path to meet your academic, personal and career goals. Specialization options include Elementary School Counseling, Secondary School Counseling or PK-12 Guidance Counseling.
This program includes a 600-hour internship that meets the Nebraska school counseling certification requirements. Students from states other than Nebraska are responsible for determining the certification requirements for their state and will work with their adviser to meet those requirements. Curriculum is based on the standards identified within the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) national model.