2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in School Counseling

2020 Most Affordable School Counseling Masters Degrees Badge

With annual tuitions under $15,000, these 25 online colleges offer the most affordable master's in school counseling programs. At #1, University of the Cumberlands offers an online Master of Arts in Education - School Counseling P-12 for only $4,725 per year. Classes for this program include Counseling Aspects of Grief and Loss, Counseling Individuals with Diverse Needs, Group Counseling in Public Schools, Legal and Ethical Issues in School Counseling, and Personality and Psychological Assessment. Arkansas State University comes in second place, with an affordable tuition rate of $4,986 per year.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $4,725
# 2 #2 $4,986
# 3 #3 $5,382
# 4 #4 $5,400
# 5 #5 $5,667
# 6 #6 $6,562
# 7 #7 $6,600
# 8 #8 $7,020
# 9 #9 $7,480
# 10 #10 $7,500
# 11 #11 $8,300
# 12 #12 $8,400
# 13 #13 $8,424
# 14 #14 $8,613
# 15 #15 $10,260
# 16 #16 $10,386
# 17 #17 $10,764
# 18 #18 $10,829
# 19 #19 $11,130
# 20 #20 $11,136
# 21 #21 $11,310
# 22 #22 $13,125
# 23 #23 $13,300
# 24 #24 $14,280
# 25 #25 $14,610
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,725
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 10,210
  • Example Classes: Counseling Aspects of Grief and Loss; Counseling Individuals with Diverse Needs; Group Counseling in Public Schools; Legal and Ethical Issues in School Counseling; Personality and Psychological Assessment

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Education - School Counseling P-12
  • Annual Tuition: $4,986
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,359
  • Example Classes: Crisis Counseling; Ethical and Legal Issues in School Counseling; Group Counseling; Psycho-Social Aspects of Development; Psychological Testing; Social and Cultural Foundations of Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in College Student Personnel Services
  • MS in Education - School Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $5,382
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,450
  • Example Classes: Action Research Practicum; Counseling Students Impacted by Substance Abuse; Cultural Competency; Developmental Guidance for Elementary School Counselors; Developmental Guidance for Middle/High School Counselors; Students Victimized by Crisis and Abuse

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Education in School Guidance Counseling (P-12)
  • Annual Tuition: $5,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 370
  • Example Classes: Crisis Counseling And Intervention; Exceptional Child; Group Counseling and Dynamics; Prevention, Intervention & Consulation; Research and Program Evaluation for Counselors; School Counseling in P-12 Settings

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master in Counselor Education - School Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $5,667
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,653
  • Example Classes: Counseling Interventions with Children and Adolescents; Cross-cultural Counseling; Diagnosis and Treatment in Counseling; Essential Helping Skills of Counseling; Introduction to Play Therapy; Sexuality Across the Lifespan

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in School Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $6,562
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,359
  • Example Classes: Communication and Collaboration with Children and Families; Diversity Issues in School Mental Health; Mental Health in Schools Capstone Paper; Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders in Youth; Preventions and Interventions in School Mental Health; School Mental Health: Policy, Law and Ethics

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology - Educational Psychology with a focus in Student Learning and Well-Being
  • Master of Education in Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology - Mental Health Practices in Schools
  • Master of Education in Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology - school counselor: elementary and secondary certification
  • Annual Tuition: $6,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,879
  • Example Classes: Career Development in Schools; Child and Adolescent Counseling; Crisis Prevention and Intervention; Human Sexuality and Counseling Applications; Measurement and Assessment

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in Counseling and Development - Professional School Counseling
  • Master of Education in School Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $7,020
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,414
  • Example Classes: Essentials of Measurement - Research Projects; Group Counseling in a School Setting; Human Development and Learning in the Cultural Context; Individual Counseling in a School Setting; Legal Issues in School Counseling; Organizations and Administration of School Counseling Programs

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - School Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $7,480
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 929
  • Example Classes: Assessment Procedures for Counselors; Counseling Children and Adolescents; Counseling in a Diverse Society; Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in College Counseling and Student Affairs
  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,503
  • Example Classes: Advanced Techniques; Introduction to Counseling; Legal and Ethical Issues; Theories of Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Counseling - School Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $8,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 33,217
  • Example Classes: Child and Adolescent Counseling in the Schools; Human Development Across the Lifespan; Professional, Ethical, and Legal Issues in School Counseling; School Counseling Program Development and Evaluation; Social and Cultural Foundations in Counseling; Structured Groups

Online Master's Degrees

  • MED: School Counseling
  • MED: School Counseling (TC)
  • Annual Tuition: $8,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 138
  • Example Classes: Focus on Student Advocacy and the School Counselor; Group Counseling: Strategies and Techniques for School Counselors; Individual Counseling and Consultation: The Application of Theory and Practice for School Counselors; Managing the Comprehensive School Counseling Program; Professional Research Seminar for School Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in School Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $8,424
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 366
  • Example Classes: Counseling Children, Adolescents, and Their Families; Crisis Counseling; Group Psychotherapy; Individual and Family Lifespan Human Development; Psychopathology of Individuals and Families; Techniques of Individual and Family Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in School Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $8,613
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,352
  • Example Classes: Assessment of Academic Advising; College Students with Special Needs; Current Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics; Interpersonal Relations for Academic Advising; Multicultural Aspects of Academic Advising

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Academic Advising
  • Annual Tuition: $10,260
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,374
  • Example Classes: Career Counseling and Development; Counseling Diverse Populations; Counseling Exceptional Children; Crises Response, Interventions, and Management; Educational Research: Methods and Analysis; Psychopathology

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Education - School Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $10,386
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,464
  • Example Classes: Action Research in School Counseling; Data-Driven Perspectives in School Counseling; Diagnosis and Mental Health Issues in Children and Adolescents; Ethical Guidelines for School Counselors; Individual and Program Assessment in School Counseling; Theoretical Perspectives in School Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in School Counseling and Preventive Mental Health
  • Master of Science in School Counseling and Preventive Mental Health - Elementary School Counceling
  • Master of Science in School Counseling and Preventive Mental Health - PK-12 Guidance Counseling
  • Master of Science in School Counseling and Preventive Mental Health - Secondary School Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $10,764
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 371
  • Example Classes: Research Practices for School Guidance Counselors; School Guidance Counseling: Program Development; Social and Ecological Perspectives; Supervised School Guidance Counseling Practicum; Vocational Counseling and Career Development

Online Master's Degrees

  • MEd in School Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $10,829
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 900
  • Example Classes: Child And Adolescent Counseling; Crisis, Trauma, And Disaster Counseling; Multicultural Counseling; Research And Program Evaluation In Counseling Settings; School Counseling Program Implementation And Leadership

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Counseling (School)
  • Annual Tuition: $11,130
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,398
  • Example Classes: Counseling Children and Adolescents; Human Growth and Development in Counseling; Psychopathology and Treatment Planning in Counseling; School Counseling Orientation and Ethical Practice; Social and Cultural Diversity Issues in Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.Ed. School Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $11,136
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,328
  • Example Classes: Educational Collaboration; Elementary School Counseling; Middle School Counseling; School-Based Family Counseling; Secondary School Counseling; Theories of Counseling, Personality and Development

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Counseling: K-12 School Counseling Emphasis
  • Annual Tuition: $11,310
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,113
  • Example Classes: Comprehensive School Counseling; Counseling Modalities School Setting; Crisis, Disaster, and Trauma; Group Counseling; Professional School Counseling Introduction; Professional School Counseling Issues

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Counseling - School Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $13,125
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 535
  • Example Classes: Crisis and Trauma Interventions; Human Sexuality; Introduction to Addictions Counseling; Professional and Ethical Issues in School Counseling; Program Development and Management; Psycho-Educational Assessment

Online Master's Degrees

  • MSE School Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $13,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,440
  • Example Classes: Advanced Issues in Professional School Counseling; Current Trends and Legal Issues in Educating Special Populations; Prevention and Intervention within Public Schools; Substance Abuse and Society; Theories & Strategies for Counseling School-Aged Children

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Counseling - School Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $14,280
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 410
  • Example Classes: Crisis Intervention; Instructional Leadership in Curriculum and Assessment; Introduction to Play Therapy; Personal Lifestyle and Career Development; Principles and Practices of Early Childhood Education; Studies in Classroom Management

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in School Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $14,610
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 27,356
  • Example Classes: Contemporary Issues in School Counseling; Counseling and Advocacy with Diverse Populations; Crisis Intervention and Emergency Management; Developmental School Counseling and Student Services; Ethical and Legal Issues in Professional Counseling; Theories of Counseling and Guidance for Children and Adolescents

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS - School Counseling (CACREP-accredited)