Master of Science in Education - Counseling

CUW’s MS in Counseling program is designed to prepare school and professional counselors for a life of service in the field of counseling. Our counseling graduates work in Lutheran and public schools, agencies and communities, sharing their faith, their skills, and their trust in God. The School of Education equips and inspires Christian servant leaders to pursue integrity and excellence in the delivery of educational services within professional and lifelong learning throughout the world.

Program Highlights

Our MS in Counseling program offers you the opportunity to:

  • Choose from two different concentrations:
  • Combine a Christian education with service to others
  • Choose to complete course and program requirements in order to be endorsed for licensing as:
    • School Counselors
    • Professional Counselors in Training
    • Substance Abuse Counselors in Training
  • Earn your degree on campus, off-site, or online
  • Meet for 4-hour evening, 8-week sessions or collaborative online classes taught in 8 week sessions
  • Gain real-world training through practicums

Learning Outcomes

  • Design, implement, and evaluate counseling programs
  • Serve others by applying your practicum knowledge and skills
  • Support individuals, families, schools, churches and the community
  • Integrate your faith with your counseling skills
  • Counsel groups and individuals
  • Perform test analysis and design
  • Apply the legal and ethical guidelines of counseling
  • Incorporate personality theories into your work
  • Assist with career development and career counseling

Financial Assistance

  • Federal Student Aid: Federal Student Loans are available to graduate students seeking degrees.  You may apply online at Concordia’s school code is 003842.
  • Preferred Educational Partners: Student’s whose school districts are Preferred Educational Partners receive a tuition reduction. Please see for more information.
  • Christian Educator Discount: Grants are available to teachers in Christian Schools.
  • Teach Grant: Students who agree to teach for four years at an elementary, secondary, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families may be eligible for a Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) grant.


The Master of Science in Education: Counseling program is available at the following accelerated learning centers.

  • Mequon (Main Campus)
  • Various Accelerated Learning Centers
  • Online


Please contact our graduate admissions staff for more information. 

Dr. Jan Heinitz - Director 


“The counseling program at Concordia University did a superb job preparing me for my role as a school counselor.  I was able to take courses on campus, at different cohort locations, and online to fit my busy schedule.  When I had questions the staff members at Concordia were very knowledgeable and helpful.  I would highly recommend this program to any individual considering a Master’s Degree in Professional or School Counseling.” - Elizabeth Mueller, ‘11

“All the professors provide unique insight into the counseling profession from personal experience.  They provide the foundation that we need to ensure that we succeed in the program and in the field.  Concordia makes it easier for me to balance my busy schedule as they offer counseling courses on their main campus, cohorts, and/or online courses.” - Israel Cortes Garcia, ‘12