Online Master of Arts in Education in School Counseling

Your Success as a Counselor Begins Here

Your Success is Our Mission

If you’re ready to help students in academic, career, social and emotional development, the online Master of Arts in Education in School Counseling degree from Campbellsville University Online can help. Designed for teachers who want to move into new roles and teachers who want to change careers, our program focuses on relevant, real-world skills that help you make a difference. You can finish this master’s degree program in 18 months.

You can also pursue our Certificate in School Counseling. The same doctorate-holding faculty members who created courses for our Master of Arts in Education in School Counseling degree developed this certificate to provide knowledge and training for putting your master’s degree into practice. This online certificate program includes 12 credit hours — get started right after earning your Master of Arts in Education in School Counseling degree and finish in one year.

Campbellsville’s professors offer valuable guidance and education to position you for success in rewarding career fields. Our affordable online programs are ideal if you want flexibility in how you learn or need to balance your work and family responsibilities.

100% Online Classes

18-Month Master’s Program

Affordable Education

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Build Experience in School Counseling

Through our master’s degree program, you’ll prepare to apply Christian principles while helping students and their families navigate systems and find the resources they need. In addition to learning the history, philosophy and modern trends in school counseling, you will complete internships that provide school counseling experience in a supervised setting. The online courses include:

Developmental Guidance for Elementary School Counselors

Learn to use, manage, analyze and present valuable data available in school-based information systems.

Human Development

Engage in a thorough survey of divisions within the life cycle, from early childhood to advanced ages.

Counseling Students Impacted by Substance Abuse

Examine ways to recognize and assist children and adolescents who may use substances or reside in homes where substance abuse occurs.

Group Counseling

Gain a theoretical and experiential understanding of group purpose, development and other aspects of group counseling.

A Flexible Way to Achieve Your Goals

With our online programs, you can get the flexibility to thrive in your career and life while seeking a degree or certificate. You won’t have to attend campus — instead, you will log into an online learning environment to learn, complete assignments and interact with your instructors and peers. You’ll benefit from the same quality education students experience in person, only in a convenient format that we deliver directly to you.

Enter an Expanding, Rewarding Career Field

Our school counseling program prepares you for positions with a median salary of $60,510 per year. Additionally, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects this employment will grow 10% from 2021 to 2031. On average, school counselors working in elementary and secondary schools earn a higher salary than their peers employed by colleges and universities.1

5 Work Settings for School Counselors1

  • Elementary, middle and high schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Healthcare and social assistance organizations
  • Education service organizations
  • Independent professionals

About Campbellsville University

Founded in 1906 as a Christian university, Campbellsville welcomes diverse perspectives and prepares students to become Christian servant leaders. We offer online degree and certificate programs in a convenient format so that you can grow professionally and personally by studying when and where you want.

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SACSCOC Accreditation

Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award certificates, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1865 Southern Lane Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.


  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “School and Career Counselors and Advisors.” Retrieved September 19, 2022, from