Limited-Residency Masters of Arts and Post-Masters Certificate

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The basis of the program curriculum is an individualized learning model that revolves around an agreed-upon and consistent course syllabus accompanied by an individualized study plan. The course study plan forms the foundation of the course and is developed as a cooperative document with the student, the Prescott College faculty advisor, and the on-site mentor teacher. The study plan covers the course curriculum, the student’s specific learning targets which are aligned to the students’ work with their mentor to create activities that meet the learning targets.

In the Limited-Residency Masters of Arts Program, Prescott College offers a Master of Arts Degree in five different subject areas, for both aspiring and experienced teachers:

  • School Guidance Counseling

For more information this program, please contact graduate admissions E-mail.

Post-Master Certificate

Prescott College offers a Post-M.A. Certificate in School Guidance Counseling and a graduate certificate in Equine-Assisted Learning

Post M.A. School Guidance Counseling Certificate

Students who have already earned a master’s degree from a regionally-accredited post-secondary institution and who are seeking Arizona School Guidance Counseling Certification, become eligible for a Prescott College Institutional Recommendation (IR) leading to Arizona School Guidance Counseling Certification upon successful completion of at least 32 designated certification semester credits in School Guidance Counseling course work. Students must participate in orientation and attend graduate colloquia scheduled during the students’ enrollment. Students must complete all other Program or College requirements for the post-degree level of study. Prescott College accepts up to 15 graduate semester credits in transfer course work from other regionally-accredited post-secondary institutions as long as College faculty members confirm that the courses and credits to be transferred meet College-established curricular standards and expectations. If a student is planning to obtain certification in a state other than Arizona, the student is required and responsible for research into that state’s certification requirements in order to ensure compliance. Upon successful completion of the post-degree study requirements, each student must apply to the College for an Institutional Recommendation (IR) for Arizona School Guidance Counseling Certification.

The Graduate Certificate in Equine-Assisted Learning

The Prescott College approach to Equine-Assisted Learning (AEL) invites participants to explore non-mental health areas such as: experiential education, organizational development, coaching, effective facilitation, and relational horsemanship. The Certificate program blends together real-life application with hands-on experience under the guidance of internationally renowned practitioners for life-changing results.

The course work explores the theoretical understanding, ethical issues, facilitation skills, and relational equine skills crucial for mastery. This concentration focuses on human and other living systems and patterns that enhance transformative learning experience for others.

Post MA Certificate in Education: School Guidance Counseling FAQ

Q: How much will this program cost me?


Tuition and fees: $25,700

Books and supplies: $900

On-campus room & board: not offered


For further program cost information, see

*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

Q: What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?


Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

Federal loans: *

Private education loans: *

Institutional financing plan: *


* Less than 10 graduates received loans. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the loan recipients.

   For available Prescott College scholarships, see Prescott College Scholarships

Q: How long will it take me to complete this program?


How long will it take me to complete this program?

The program is designed to take 12 months to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, *% finished in 12 months.


*Less than 10 students completed this program in 2012-13. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Q: What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?


The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2012-2013 is *%.


* This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

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