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Certificate of Advanced Study in School Counseling

The purpose of the Certificate in Advanced Study (CAS) program is to train master's level school counselors who are interested in furthering their knowledge and skills in special areas of school counseling. The program is designed to provide advanced training in the psycho-educational approaches used to assist people across the life span. One can specialize or generalize within the certificate program. You may also choose to meet the educational requirements for licensure of the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists. Counselors who seek licensure for private practice or who wish to prepare for licensure should consult with the MD Board of professional counselors and Therapists.

Program Outcomes

This program is designed to be completed in 33 months. 

This program will cost $19,650 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. *Note: Costs for the program are estimated based on academic year 2024-25 rates. Rates are subject to change.

Program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in Maryland.

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Tuition Information


Program Options

Loyola's School Counseling programs are designed to meet all stages of your professional life—whether you are entering the profession and learning the basics, or if you are an established counselor who wants to continue your education and advance your knowledge and skillset. Our students are prepared to effectively serve, lead, and be advocates for social justice and mental health in pre K-12 settings. 

To meet the youth mental health crisis, we offer counselors the opportunity to not only become eligible for certification of a school counselor, but also meet requirements for licensure in the state of Maryland. We invite you to explore our M.A. or M.Ed. program, or one of three post-master's options.






Ready to learn more?

Explore the following links or contact us at or 410-617-5095. For admission-related questions, contact Mechelle Palmer at