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Advanced Specialization in School Counseling


The advanced specialization in school counseling is designed for individuals who already have a master's degree in counseling. It consists of 12 graduate credit hours in a cohort, and completion can lead to a school counselor license. Courses are scheduled in the evenings and on Saturdays. The program is designed to be completed in one year. 

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  • Master’s degree in Counseling from an approved counselor education program. Individuals who have not completed their Master’s Degree in Counseling may enter this program based on the following:
    • Individuals must have completed no less than 28 hours in their master’s program before they begin the specialization. The 28 hours must include CNS 561, CNS 571, and CNS 661.
  • Cumulative grade‐point average of 3.0 or better
  • Documented prior experience with children

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    To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must submit all of the following university and program application documents by the published application deadlines.

    Download an application packet.

    If you have any other questions, please contact the program coordinator: 

    Donna Rich, Administrative Project Coordinator
    (248) 209-2472 phone   |   (248) 209-2461 fax 

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    Pawley Hall
    Oakland University
    2200 N. Squirrel Road
    Rochester, MI 48309
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