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Prepare to serve
diverse populations

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3 start dates per year: spring, summer or fall

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Earn your master’s degree or post-grad certificate

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Develop your potential as a champion for student success.

Children thrive on education, but it’s not just new knowledge that helps them grow –– it’s also about the support systems to help them work through milestones in their cognitive and emotional development.

You can focus on helping children from their early years as learners through high school graduation with advanced programs from the University of North Dakota. Choose our online Master of Counseling degree with a specialized track in K-12 School Counseling or our dedicated online post-graduate certificate in K-12 School Counseling.

Counselors can provide singular empowerment for students during these formative years. Learn to help them be successful in their own education by continuing yours with UND.

Why earn your education in K-12
School Counseling?

  • Career prospects: Job growth for school counselors is expected to increase 8% between 2018 and 2028, which is faster than the national average.*
  • Compensation: The median pay for those working in elementary and secondary schools (state, local and private) is $64,060.*

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Why choose UND?

  • Complete your M.A. in as few as 36 months.
  • Learn from a diverse faculty with doctoral degrees and extensive experience teaching counseling graduate students.
  • Benefit from a program housed within the College of Education & Human Development.

UND is recognized for quality and chosen for excellence.

The University of North Dakota is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. In addition, the K-12 School Counseling track for the Master of Counseling degree program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and approved by the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board for School Counselor Competencies. Our K-12 Post-Graduate Certificate is also CAEP-accredited.

Our online counseling program is actively pursuing accreditation with the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC).

We’re consistently ranked among the best for educational quality, affordability and career outcomes. Our reputation, paired with more than 120 online degree and certificate programs, has encouraged students from around the world to explore more than 225 fields of study with us every year.

University of North Dakota is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.