Professional School Counseling

Master of Education in Professional School Counseling (MEDPSC)

Become and Advocate and Ally for Students Who Need Support

Why Earn a MEd in School Counseling through Capital Seminary & Graduate School?

Advocate for Vulnerable Students

At Capital Seminary & Graduate School, we realize the desperate need for expertly trained Christian professionals to serve in our nation’s schools as school counselors. That’s where you come in.

If you want to make a real difference in the lives of students, consider becoming a school counselor. Our MEd program is founded on a Christian view of persons (called the Integrative Psychotherapy Model) and is an ideal fit for educators, parents of school‐age children, and recent college graduates. When you study at LBC | Capital, you’ll enter the field with over 600 hours of field experience in the elementary, middle, and high school settings – because we believe in ensuring that you, our student, are well-equipped for your future.

What Makes our Program Different?

The program is delivered in a blended format, combining the convenience of online learning, without sacrificing important face-to-face interactions gained from classroom instruction. But that’s not all the makes us unique. Through our program, you can:

  • Earn your MEd in professional school counseling in as little as two years.
  • Graduate equipped for Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) PK-12 School Counseling Certification, which enables you to practice in public schools, Christian schools, or other privatized institutions of primary and secondary education.
  • Maintain your busy work and family schedules with convenient evening, weekend and online classes.
  • Learn under the tutelage of experienced licensed professional counselors.

*In the past, school counselors were called guidance counselors.

Your Journey

Program Credits: 48

Locations: Lancaster,

Average Completion Time: 2 – 3 years

Residency: Combo of face-to-face evenings, weekends, and online

Cost Per Credit: $535

Application Deadline: Fall Semester: August 1, Spring Semester: December 1, Summer Semester: April 1

Click to view requirements to enter USA as a student.

“Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16

In This Program, Students Will…

  • Define ideas and concepts that distinguish the profession of counseling in general and of Christian counseling in particular.
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish a helping relationship using basic counseling skills
  • Demonstrate an ability to make ethical decisions and take actions that are grounded in a thoughtful and comprehensive reasoning and decision-making process within the Christian worldview.
  • Lead and facilitate student and parent group guidance and counseling activities with an understanding of group dynamics and processes.
  • Develop the foundational elements of an ASCA National Model program and assess its relationship to the educational system.


MA in Professional Counseling (48 Credits)
Biblical and Theological Studies:12 Credits
Ministry Praxis:9 Credits
Advanced Ministry Praxis:21 Credits
Field-Based Experience:6 Credits

View the CATALOG for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions, and further detail about this program.

48 credit +12 more credits to qualify for licensure in PA

Hear From Our Students: MA Counseling

Get an overview of Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School’s counseling programs, hear from our faculty and students in the counseling programs, and see if LBC | Capital is where God is leading you.

Meet the Faculty


Dr. Ryan Kuehner

Chair, Counseling & Social Work Dept. and Director, M.A. in Professional Counseling (PA)

“Arguably the most encompassing demonstration of the commonalities between professional counseling and God’s Word can be seen in Christ’s declaration ‘…but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.’ This not only informs the work we do and the way we teach, but also who we are and who we become.” — Dr. Kuehner

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Dr. Gary Troxell


“My teaching style and design is purposed towards assisting students to incorporate a biblical worldview in their thinking, with an integrationist perspective, in order to utilize the Book of God’s Word and the Book of God’s Works to seek Him further.” — Dr. Troxell

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