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School of Education at Johns Hopkins University


Register for the one of our online information sessions:

School Counseling Fellows - November 7, 2013, click here.

Mental Health Counseling and Part-time School Counseling - November 14, 2013, click here.

The School Counseling Fellows Program is designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in school counseling with a focus on school reform, specifically targeting at-risk youth in urban and/or metropolitan school districts. Those chosen for this innovative full-time program will be part of a distinguished cohort of students who will complete the 48-credit Master of Science in Counseling degree requirements in 15 months. Approved by the Maryland State Department of Education and accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the Fellows program prepares individuals to be leaders and advocates in schools, counsel K-12 students and families, consult and collaborate with community and school stakeholders, and develop data-driven comprehensive counseling programs that promote social justice and equity in schools.

Fellows Program Benefits

•15-month program

• Preparation for certification in Maryland as a school counselor

• Urban reform focus - unlike traditional school counseling programs, the Fellows Program provides a school reform focus, specifically targeting urban at-risk youth.

• Innovative Training – experience a new standard for training school counselors, one that blends theory and practice as students attend internships in the day and class at night.

Course of Study
The school counseling program’s course of study involves classroom, laboratory and field site education and training. The program includes a 600-hour internship. Interns deliver counseling services under the supervision of certified school counselors. Please click here for course sequence.

Program Schedule and Location
To begin the program, fellows are admitted in the Summer Semester only and will complete the program in August the following year. All classes are held at the school’s Education Building, located on the university’s Homewood campus in Baltimore.

Admissions Requirements
The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with an average of B (3.0 on a 4-point scale) or above in the latter half of the undergraduate program, or hold a master’s or doctor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants will be asked to submit official transcripts from all colleges attended, three letters of recommendation, an essay and application of admission to the School of Education. The application deadline is February 1, 2015. Ready to apply?

Please Note: All application packages must be complete with transcripts, letters, resume/CV and personal essay by the February 1st deadline to be considered.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Our financial aid office can assist you with applying for aid and understanding financial options such as federal grants, low-interest loans, and scholarships. The School of Education is currently offering an expanded partial tuition grant program for students with demonstrated financial need. A non-refundable deposit of $500 will be required upon admission to the program, the deposit is applied to the tuition. For more information about financial aid, call (410) 516-9808, or visit Financial Aid Homepage.

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Additional questions, email

To learn more about the program, please contact Ileana Gonzalez in Baltimore at