Online Master of Science in Education
Counseling Programs

Online Master of Science in Education[br]Counseling Programs

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Let St. Bonaventure turn your passion for helping people into a lifelong rewarding career. Choose a Master of Science in Education in either Clinical Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling and prepare for the licensed professional counselor exam and beyond.

Through engaging coursework and in-field practice, you’ll help those you counsel overcome personal challenges and accomplish their goals. You will excel as a community leader, advocate, and practitioner who models compassionate service to humanity, fostering the well-being of society.

The mission of the Counselor Education Program is to prepare students for the professional practice of counseling in a multicultural and diverse society. Specific program goals are: (a) support for the mission of St. Bonaventure University; and (b) adherence to the highest standards of Counselor Education. The programs abide by the principles set forth by the American Counseling Association [ACA]. The Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling programs are fully aligned with the standards put forth by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs). View the 2024 CACREP Annual Report.

Program Objectives

In keeping with the St. Bonaventure University mission and values, students will graduate the program with a professional identity grounded in:

  • A compassion for all individuals and believing in the worth and dignity of all members in society.
  • A commitment to seeking wisdom, which involves intellectual pursuits as well as how to live authentically.
  • Integrity as demonstrated by accepting responsibility to practice as an ethical and competent reflective practitioner in an intentional way.


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Core Curriculum
  • COM 500 Finding Your Voice: Introduction to Marketing Communications
  • COM 540 Embracing the Brand: Branding, Strategy & Execution
  • COM 580 Embracing the Audience: Empathy & Ethics
  • COM 590 Embracing Strategic Thinking: Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • COM 510 Embracing Analysis: Making Meaning from Data
  • COM 520 Embracing Research: Marketing Communications Research
Integrated Marketing Communications Specialization
  • COM 640 Integrating Digital Media, Mobile, and Emerging Technologies
  • COM 620 Integrating Creative Strategy and Design
  • COM 650 Integrating PR in a Global Market
  • COM 720 Integrating Visuals: Communications Design
Content Marketing Specialization
  • COM 640 Integrating Digital Media, Mobile, and Emerging Technologies
  • COM 662 Integrating Content Marketing: Planning and Strategy
  • COM 664 Integrating Content Creation: Visuals, Copy, and Optimization
  • COM 720 Integrating Visuals: Communications Design
  • COM 555 Mastering the Research: Fieldwork
  • COM 800 Mastering the Field: Thesis
  • COM 830 Mastering the Project: Final Defense