At a Glance

Program units


Average completion time

2 years

Cost per unit


Base cost




*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.

All stated financial information is subject to change. View additional tuition information.


The graduate program in College Counseling and Student Development at Azusa Pacific University prepares individuals to become student affairs educators whose special interest is college students and the environments that affect their development as persons and as scholar-students.

Program Highlights

  • Develop visionary leadership and foster student learning.
  • Facilitate effective campus and community relationships.
  • Develop skills in pluralism, inclusion, and social justice.
  • Apply classroom learning to supervised fieldwork in a college or university.
  • Two-year on-campus program for full-time students.

Learn more about the program and our faculty.

Department of Higher Education

Azusa Pacific University receives accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In addition, APU’s College Counseling and Student Development Program also meets Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) standards.

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2016 rankings, placing in Tier One at No. 175 in the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 124 institutions in the 2016 Best Colleges in the West, and G.I. Jobs named APU a Military Friendly School for 2016, placing APU among the top 15 percent of schools in the country helping military students reach their educational dreams.

Note: This information is current for the 2015-16 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.