July 1, priority deadline March 15
Entrance exam: GRE
Exam waiver available: Yes
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Expand your impact on students’ lives with a Master of Arts in Professional School Counseling from App State. Backed by thoughtful coursework designed to help you nurture and empower students, you will graduate ready for a dynamic job market in need of quality school counselors. Nearly 100% of graduates are hired within three months of graduation.
This program meets the requirements for North Carolina School Counselor Licensure (K–12). It also follows guidelines and standards set forth by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
Visit the Reich College of Education website for more information about the Professional School Counseling program.
In its 2024 “Best Colleges” rankings, U.S. News & World Report named App State:
The Princeton Review named App State among the best schools in the U.S. and the Southeast for 2024.
Forbes magazine ranked App State among “America’s Top Colleges” for 2023.
Where can an App State degree take you? Anywhere you want to go!
App State’s Career Development Center
Services provided by the Career Development Center include resume reviews, career coaching, job and internship search assistance, and other tools for you to achieve life and professional success.
Work outside your cultural boundaries. Learn more
Invest in yourself with opportunities designed to stimulate career growth. Learn more
Earn some money while you earn your degree. Learn more
App State programs that lead to a professional licensure or certificate are intended to prepare students for licensure or certification in North Carolina. Check the Professional Licensure webpage for information on licensure requirements in other states.
Connect with App State to learn more about this program.
Dr. Jill Van Horne