Earn your M.S. in School Counseling in Abingdon

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Our communities and children need competent and compassionate School Counselors now more than ever.

Are you ready to begin your journey with Radford University at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Virginia?

About the School Counseling Program now offered in Abingdon

Our flexible program is aligned with national standards and offers the highest quality of counselor education and preparation. It is the same curriculum provided on the main Radford University campus, but at a location convenient for those living in Abingdon and the surrounding areas. Many of the courses are delivered in a flexible hybrid format, and each class meets one night a week – allowing you to work, teach and achieve.

This program consists of 48 hours of coursework. Classes are completed in a specific sequence and in lockstep with your cohort colleagues – allowing you to build valuable relationships, connections, and community as you pursue your educational path forward.

The program will last for seven semesters, when enrolled in courses part-time during the fall, spring and summer semesters. Spring and fall semesters typically include two courses, while the summer semester includes three. To join the Spring 2020 cohort, you must submit your application by October 30, 2019.

Virginia educators are able to receive reduced tuition costs and must complete the Reduced Tuition Rate for Virginia Educators form [PDF] each year in order to do so.

How to apply to the Radford University School Counseling Abingdon Cohort

Begin the application process by creating an account within our externally managed graduate application system. This allows you to start the application and save it at any time – so you do not have to complete it in one sitting.

On the program selection page, select “Counseling and Human Development”, then “School Counseling” and lastly select “Spring 2020” to indicate your intent to join the Abingdon cohort.

To complete your application, you will need official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and an essay. The essay is limited to three pages and should detail your experiences, interests and other factors central to your decision to apply to the program, pursue your goals and achieve your career aspirations.

Submitting Transcripts

All official transcripts ordered electronically can be sent to gradcollege@radford.edu, or they can be mailed to:
Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box 6928
Radford, VA 24142