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About the Program

Program Details

The focus of the field of student affairs is students — serving, supporting, and challenging them in the out-of-classroom environment, and helping them maximize the educational and developmental benefits of their college experience. The skills and special training of student affairs professionals offer three invaluable contributions:

Program Format

Full-time traditional students complete the College Counseling and Student Development program in two years. Classes are held on a weekly basis utilizing the university’s nine-week term schedule. Students pursuing this option who are employed three-quarters time will take longer to complete their degree.

Student Outcomes

Because the specific roles of student affairs practitioners vary greatly across functions and institutional types, this graduate program seeks to prepare student affairs educators who have a generalist perspective of the profession and possess the basic competencies necessary to be successful in a wide range of circumstances. Specifically, upon completion of the graduate program, students should be able to demonstrate competence in these areas:

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the M.S. in College Counseling and Student Development program pursue career opportunities in residential life, career development, campus ministries, admissions, counseling, academic support services, student activities, student financial services, service learning, and many other co-curricular campus programs.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.