School Counseling students are prepared to work in elementary, middle, secondary, and/or K-12 environments.  Example courses in the School Counseling track include Professional Orientation, Social and Cultural Foundations of Counseling, Group Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Counseling Theories, Guidance Administration and Consulting, and Professional K-12 School Counseling.

The School Counseling track requires a minimum of 48 graduate semester credits and a comprehensive exam.  Furthermore, students who choose the M.Ed. option complete 100 hours of practicum and 900 hours of internship.  Students who choose the M.S. option complete 100 hours of practicum, 600 hours of internship, and a master's thesis.  The track typically takes two years to complete.

*Beginning Summer 2021, the School Counseling M.S. and M.Ed. programs will require 60 credits of study (with a 600-hour internship) to better align with accreditation standards.

Questions about the School Counseling track should be directed to the School Counseling Coordinator:

Dr. Carol Buchholz Holland
1919 North University Drive
NDSU Dept. 2625  PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108
(701) 231-7103 

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