The Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs graduate program offers a Master of Science degree in Counseling and Student Development with an emphasis in College Student Development. This emphasis is designed to prepare the student for work in a college setting at one or many different student affairs agencies and to assist the student to meet the professional entry-level and advancement requirements in the field. A minimum of 39 graduate credit hours are required in the program.
Students complete 24 hours of core courses and also select one of three options. The advising option is most appropriate for those intending primarily to provide developmental advising within a college or university. The administration option is more appropriate for those intending to work in student affairs in higher education or manage student services. The student services in intercollegiate athletics option is appropriate for those who wish to pursue a career working with college student athletes.