School Counseling Program Options
Master of Science (M.S.) in School Counseling
The 48 credit M.S. degree with a concentration in School Counseling includes the coursework and field experiences (practicum/internships) required for certification as a School Counselor in Nebraska.
Don’t have a teaching certificate?
Nebraska now provides a path to an endorsement as a school counselor without a teaching certificate through the Alternative Degree Endorsement. An advisor will work with alternative endorsement applicants to ensure you complete the appropriate courses to meet this requirement.
Contact Dr. Elizabeth Tolliver at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Master of Arts (M.A.) in School Counseling
The 54 credit M.A. degree with a concentration in School Counseling includes the coursework and field experiences (practicum/internships) required for licensure as a School Counselor in Nebraska. The M.A. degree requires completion of a 6 credit hour thesis.
This M.A. concentration provides an opportunity to obtain experience in original research through the completion of a thesis. Students considering this option should have a strong interest in research methodology and a specific content area of research.
Students must follow specific guidelines and timelines according to UNO Graduate Studies, the UNO Counseling Department, semester schedules, and the schedules of thesis committee members. Specific thesis guidelines are found Read the thesis guidelines.