College Counseling and Student Development (M.S.)

College Counseling and Student Development (M.S.)

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Do you have a passion for college student development? Are you committed to social justice? Do you want to hone your helping skills to facilitate college students’ learning, growth, and success?

The College Counseling and Student Development (CCSD) master’s program prepares graduates for future careers in student affairs by providing essential knowledge, skills, and experiential education that pairs theory and practice.

Program Highlights

  • Small classes and cohort model facilitate close relationships between students and faculty
  • Curriculum features a strong focus on college student development, social justice and helping skills in student affairs
  • Multiple experiential education opportunities including wellness coaching practicum, year-long individualized internship and opportunities for education abroad
  • No prior work experience or GRE admission requirement
  • Graduate Assistantships available, offering valuable student affairs experience (plus stipend and tuition waiver)

Program Distinctions

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall Jan. 3 (Priority) March 15 rolling through Aug. 1 Jan. 3 (Priority) March 15 rolling through Aug. 1 Jan. 3 (Priority) March 15 rolling through Aug. 1
Spring N/A N/A N/A
Summer N/A N/A N/A

Degree Levels

Licensure Graduate Certificate Master Post-Master Doctorate

Delivery Options

St. CLoud (on campus) Online Synchronous online St. Cloud State at Plymouth Evenings/Weekends

Graduate Director

Dr. Aeriel A. Ashlee

Popular Careers

  • Academic Advising
  • Career Services
  • Education Abroad
  • International Student Services
  • Multicultural Affairs
  • Residential Life
  • Student Leadership & Involvement

University Facts & Stats

  • 60 graduate programs leading to graduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees
  • More than 200 graduate assistantships awarded per year
  • Graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.

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