Online Master’s in School Counseling

You want more than a degree or job title. You want to serve the unique needs of the most vulnerable: children and their families. Find your path at Wake Forest. With our online master’s degree in school counseling, you can blend your love for children with the clinical skills to effectively counsel them — and improve their quality of life.

Wake Forest University MAC graduates have a 95% pass rate on the National Counselor Examination.

Why Choose Wake Forest for Your Master’s in School Counseling Online?

The Wake Forest master’s in school counseling is well-respected around the world.


CACREP accreditation
Prepare for K-12 schools with our CACREP-accredited online school counseling program.


Personal touch
Our resources include 24/7 technical support and tutoring services.


Highly regarded faculty
Learn from nationally renowned counseling thought leaders.


Professional application
Find and secure an internship with our network of industry partners.


Exceptional preparation
Our graduates have a 95% pass rate on the National Counselor Examination.

Master’s in School Counseling Rankings and Accreditations

Children Need Compassionate Advocates. Start Here.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 44% of school counselors are employed in elementary, middle or high schools — and demand is increasing. Openings for K-12 school and career counselors are projected to grow by 11% from 2016 to 2026, creating 33,000 new jobs.

Our online school counseling master’s program can prepare you to work in collaboration with the educators, supporters and family members of children to foster their academic success and well-being.

Top 5 Rewarding Jobs for Master’s in School Counseling Graduates

Our master’s in school counseling online program has connected graduates with broad career opportunities in a variety of settings.

Help children and teens cope with social, familial and academic pressures, providing support and encouragement that can lead to a healthier and more fulfilling adult life.

Wake Forest MAC students have worked in more than 60 different community agencies, mental facilities and schools.

What Can I Learn in the Online School Counseling Master’s Program?

The 60-hour online master’s in school counseling degree offers clinical instruction through practicum and internship experiences, as well as advanced therapeutic techniques across eight areas:

  • Human growth and development
  • Social and cultural foundations
  • Helping relationships
  • Group work
  • Career and lifestyle development
  • Appraisal
  • Research and program evaluation
  • Professional orientation

“It’s an authentic program that is committed to helping us understand ourselves and human nature. Through the process of learning with our cohort and faculty, it creates a place of intellectual stimulation that will be greatly beneficial to us when we become counselors in the real world with real people.”
– Lisa Rainwater, Wake Forest online master’s of counseling student

Learn from a Nationally Recognized Faculty of Thought Leaders

Wake Forest counseling professors have a passion to serve humanity that goes beyond the curriculum they teach. In fact, some of these renowned thought leaders are the authors of the standard academic texts used by most school counseling graduate programs across the nation.