School Counseling

Earn your Master of Education in School Counseling in just two years or 50 credit hours. Enjoy flexibility with 100% online coursework. Graduate with eligibility for certification in Texas.

Mental health awareness is rising in schools, and that means there is a growing need for services. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects mental health counseling careers to grow nearly 20 percent through 2024, much faster than the average.

We offer a M.Ed. in school counseling. Graduates will be eligible to become certified school counselors in Texas public schools for grades K-12. Serve as a mental health or career counselor in public, private, and charter schools across the state.

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Why our program?

  • Collaborate with students, including many nontraditional/returning students
  • Smaller class sizes with more individualized attention and focus by faculty
  • Both asynchronous classes and evening synchronous classes designed to better meet the needs of working students
  • Faculty mentoring and advising
  • Innovative and experienced faculty with varied specializations
  • Be part of a cohort. Build connections with peers for stronger academic and professional development
Degree Plan

Admission Requirements

Admission to the M.Ed. in School Counseling

Program Contact

Lisa Grubbs, Ph.D.

Application Deadlines

Summer – February 15

Admission Requirements

  • Completed bachelor's degree in a relevant field from a U.S. college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency, or an equivalent degree from a foreign college or university.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate coursework and a minimum of 3.0 GPA for all prior graduate coursework.
  • Submit the following documents into the application:
    • Letter of intent, including the following information:
      • Your reason for pursuing the degree,
      • Experiences/relevant achievements that relate to educational and/or professional goals, and
      • Why you would be a good fit for the program.
    • Email address for an academic or professional reference who can speak to your academic abilities and potential (they will be contacted with a link to upload their letter).
  • Applicants moved forward to the interview round will be invited to participate in an interview day with program faculty.

Graduate Admission

Begin by reviewing your program's website to see if there are additional admission requirements and application deadlines prior to applying.  

  1. Apply online.
    Apply to Graduate Programs  via the TWU Online Graduate Application Portal following instructions below.  
  2. Submit transcripts to TWU.
    • Domestic Applicants must submit official transcripts for each college or university attended, both undergraduate and graduate. See the Information on Transcripts website for more details.
    • International Applicants are now required to provide an evaluation prepared by a NACES or AICE member evaluation service. International transcripts should not be sent directly to TWU. See the International Admissions website for more details.
  3. Submit Recommendation Requests
    If your program requires you to submit names for recommendations you will need to do it in the application.
  4. Pay the application fee.
    The $50 fee ($75 fee for International applicants), which applies to all new and returning applicants, can be paid by:
    1. Credit card - Pay Online through the application as the last step before submitting the application. The second portion of the application will not be available until the application fee has been received.
    2. Certified check or money order by mail or electronically - Payable to TWU, sent by mail to:
      TWU Admissions Processing, 304 Administration Drive, Suite 102, Denton, Texas 76204
      (include your full name and ID number).
    3. Cash (no personal checks) - Pay at the Bursar's Office. After paying, bring the receipt to Admissions Processing (down the hall in ACT).
    4. Fee Waivers - Graduate applicants who are certified McNair Scholars are eligible for a McNair Scholar Application Fee Waiver. TWU Alumni may be eligible for the Alumni Advantage Fee Waiver. Check your eligibility here: If eligible submit the request using the Application Fee Waiver Submission
    5. Following fee payment return to the application dashboard where supplemental application documents can be uploaded. The online application will list which documents are needed to fulfill the program admission requirements. You can also check the program's website.

For more information or assistance with the application or graduate admissions, visit the Graduate Admissions website.

Students who wish to apply for a Graduate Assistantship must meet the General Criteria for Appointment of Graduate Assistants


Lisa Grubbs, Ph.D., LPC-S, CSC, GC-C
School Counseling Coordinator 
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