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Graduate students in the school counseling program develop the foundational knowledge and skills to provide effective clinical services to a variety of diverse populations. As a program accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), our students can look forward to coursework and field experiences that meet the highest training standards of the counseling profession.


What You Can Do

A graduate degree in school counseling, together with the requisite post-master’s certification, allows one to provide counseling services to students in K-12 settings. One of the benefits of a degree in school counseling from NKU is that graduates are equipped to contribute to student success by implementing transformative school counseling practices and by establishing comprehensive school counseling programs.


Program Contact Information

Dr. Dorea Glance
Director of the School Counseling Program


Our NKU counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs.

For more information on CACREP, please visit the organization's WEBSITE

To view the outcome data from NKU’s systematic program evaluation, please CLICK HERE.


Beyond the Classroom

In addition to training well-prepared counselors, the school counseling program aims to create a local community of students and professors who are committed to supporting each other in their professional development.

As one example, the counseling program has an active chapter of Chi Sigma Iota (Nu Kappa), the international counseling honor society. This organization connects students and faculty through both professional development and social networking opportunities throughout the year. For those students who are interested in pursuing doctoral-level work, the faculty also provides opportunity for students to participate in research and professional conference presentations.