School Counseling (SC) Program Options
Master of Science (M.S.) in SC
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. It is important to note that the state of Nebraska currently requires two years of teaching experience prior to holding a position of school counselor, with limited exceptions.
Master of Arts (M.A.) in SC
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 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 here.