Our program prepares you for a career as a professional school counselor in public or private elementary, middle/junior high, and high schools. Our program involves practica and internships related to your career goals. We accept both full-time and part-time students.

This program is offered on campus and online.

Degree Overview

Coursework — 60 hours minimum 

  • Offers courses in all eight CACREP common core areas

  • Offers specialized courses to prepare school counselors

  • Students complete practica and internships in settings related to their career goals

  • Degree leads to recommendation for Class A Alabama professional educator certification



Application Information

Deadline: January 1

Required Materials:

  • Graduate school application

  • Transcripts

  • 3 Reference Forms

  • Personal Statement of Intent

  • Diversity statement

  • Resume/CV


Research and Grants

Funding from the U.S. Department of Education has helped to create the School Counseling Integrated Program, or SCIP, bringing together the skills of school counselors, school nurses and English to speakers of other languages, or ESOL, teachers to address the growing mental health needs of K-12 students.

Program Faculty

Malti Tuttle
School Counseling Program Coordinator
John McCall
Assistant Professor
Jill Meyer
Professor and Director of Counselor Education

Ready to join the Auburn Family?

Visit Auburn’s Graduate School homepage for checklists, resources, valuable graduate student information and to begin your application. Please contact department faculty listed above with program-specific questions.

Last updated: 05/16/2024