The Master’s in College Counseling and Student Affairs program prepares graduate students seeking to enter the workforce as college counselors and employees in student affairs in offices in higher education. The intensive, field-based MA in college counseling and student affairs curriculum includes particular emphasis on preparing students for positions that serve university and community college students on urban campuses with diverse student populations.
Graduates of the College Counseling and Student Affairs program enter the field with extensive knowledge and skill for working in college counseling programs on urban campuses. The program’s intensive course work provides students with learning opportunities that emphasize working with diverse student populations including returning veterans, English language learners, and students with disabilities. For additional information, visit the Counseling and Human Services site.
The College Counseling and Student Affairs program is a 61 credit hours master’s program. Courses are aligned with the national standards for the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Affiliated Educational Programs (CACREP). It is the only program of its kind in the Midwest region.
You’ll develop the skills needed to provide support and foster academic and personal growth for students in higher education settings. You can expect focused and practical assignments, engaging and intensive discussions and small group projects, and multiple opportunities to complete field experiences aligned with your individual goals and career aspirations. You’ll develop greater self-awareness, as well as the ability to collaborate with others to maximize success and overcome obstacles.