Specialize in College Student Affairs

The master’s 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 WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). 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 2017 rankings, placing at No. 183 in Tier One of the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 124 institutions in the 2017 Best Colleges in the West, Forbes ranked APU among the best schools in the nation for 2017, and G.I. Jobs named APU a Military Friendly School for 2017, placing APU among the top 15 percent of schools in the country helping military students reach their education dreams.

Note: This information is current for the 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.