Impact the Lives of College Students with the Master’s in College Counseling and Student Development

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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.

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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 2019 rankings, and also ranked No. 22 for First-Year Experience, No. 23 in Service Learning, and No. 31 in Campus Ethnic Diversity. In addition, Forbes and The Princeton Review included Azusa Pacific in their America’s Top Colleges 2019 and 2020 Best Western Colleges rankings, respectively. Azusa Pacific is also a military-friendly Yellow Ribbon University, serving more than 500 military-connected students and families, and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral Research University.

Note: This information is current for the 2020-21 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.