MS in College Counseling
This program prepares students to work in higher education settings in the various aspects of student life that take place largely outside of the classroom. These include, but are not limited to, student affairs administration, general college student counseling, career counseling, academic advising, institutional admissions, student activities, multicultural affairs, and residence hall settings. Currently, there are no certification or licensure requirements for student personnel professionals.
Students who successfully complete this 48-credit hour specialization will earn a Master of Science in Counseling and Human Resource Development specializing in College Counseling. This program specialization is accredited by CACREP. The following statement is intended to identify the specific endorsement for students entering College Counseling: upon successful completion of the core requirements, and those of the College Counseling specialization, and, with the successful completion of the comprehensive written and oral examinations, graduates are endorsed as student affairs professionals.
Career opportunities include work as an academic advisor, counselor, residence hall professional, multicultural affairs professional, academic support staff for TRiO and Upward Bound programs and Vice President or Dean for Academic Affairs.
- Brookings Campus
- University Center-Rapid City
- Some courses offered at the University Center-Sioux Falls