Counseling & Human Systems, MS/Specialist

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Degree Type
Master of Science
Credit Hours
College of

FSU’s online program in Counseling and Human Systems, with a major in School Counseling, prepares the next generation of counselors to serve the diverse needs of K-12 students. With particular attention given to students’ racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds, our counselors make a difference. Preservice school counselors learn to create, implement, and evaluate comprehensive school counseling programs that advance academic achievement strategies, college and career readiness, and social and emotional development. Counselors gain experience working with families and community stakeholders and learn how to use data to identify student needs. Graduates of the program will earn both a master’s and a specialist degree.

The Counseling and Human Systems program is one of seven FSU online master’s in education programs ranked No. 21 among public institutions, No. 22 among all institutions, and No. 7 in the nation for veterans by U.S. News & World Report in 2022.

Available Majors

  • School Counseling

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Program Accreditation
State of Florida Department of Education

University Accreditation: Florida State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Florida State University.