What will I learn?

Our master's program in school counseling, which can be taken in partnership with the certificate of advanced study, is designed to prepare you to meet New York State standards for school counselors for the provisional certificate and the permanent certificate. This program seeks to educate counselors to assist K–12 youth to develop skills involving educational, vocational and personal-social needs. Through our program, you will learn how to apply a diverse repertoire of helping strategies and techniques, conceptualize and implement a comprehensive school counseling program, and engage in evaluation of your efforts.

Why School Counseling at UB?

The features of our program include:

obtaining experience in the schools begins your first semester, accompanied by theory-based cases in school counseling, career development, and counseling theory
learning to provide classroom guidance, small group, and one-on-one interventions to meet students' academic career, and personal/social need; as well as assist in post-graduation planning
students complete school placements at a minimum of 2 of 3 levels (elementary, middle, high school)
over 100 school counseling and internship sites available for placement


School counselors in K–12 schools

Which department am I in?

Graduate School of Education

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$23,100.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected January 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2022


University at Buffalo, The State University Of New York

12 Capen Hall,


New York,

14260, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent (i.e., 30 mathematics-related credit hours) from an accredited institution and an interest in math education at the graduate level. A minimum 3.0 undergraduate cumulative GPA is expected.

For international students

You must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.

TOEFL minimum score is a 250 for a computer based test, 600 for a paper based test and 79 for the Internet based test
IELTS minimum score is 6.5 overall
PTE minimum score is 55 overall

Application deadline

Jan. 15

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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