An individual who holds a master’s degree and wishes to be recommended for a license should contact the program coordinator for additional information. At least 12 semester hours must be taken in the department to qualify for a departmental recommendation. In addition to the 12 hours in the School Counseling program, ED503C, ED591, and ED598 A/B must also be taken in the department. Electives may be petitioned for acceptance where required courses have already been completed for the master’s degree.


  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE): Initial and Advanced programs.
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • Ohio Department of Education.

Admission Requirements

  • A completed application.
  • A Statement of Purpose.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Transcripts from all universities attended.
  • Applicants must participate in an interview process that will include a writing sample composed in response to a provided written prompt, and both a group and a personal interview. The applicant’s interview will be evaluated by the admission committee.


Fall Semester: August 1
Spring Semester: December 1
Summer Semester: May 1

Financial Assistance

  • Tuition scholarships are available to all candidates who have been admitted to the John Carroll University School Counseling program. The scholarship will reduce tuition for graduate courses in School Counseling by 20%. Licensed teachers are eligible to apply for the teacher development scholarship instead, which will reduce tuition for graduate courses by 33%.
  • The University’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid offers assistance on student loans.