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  • Counseling and student Affairs

Master of Science in Counseling & Student Affairs

  • The Counseling and Student Affairs program stresses the integration of developmental theory with interpersonal skills. It has a generalist orientation, but can be individualized to meet each student’s needs. The program provides extensive practical experience through a practicum and internship. It can be complete in as short as two years or part time students have up to five years. Through the program, students develop core helping skills and engage in concentrated study in one of three degree emphases, each of which has specialized accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP):

    • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
    • School Counseling
    • Student Affairs & College Counseling
    • School Counseling Graduate Certificate
    • Professional Counseling Graduate Certificate



    *The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Minnesota State University Moorhead is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs(CACREP). The accreditation runs through October 31st, 2016. (Note: The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is currently accredited under the 2001 standards for Community Counseling programs as a Community Counseling program. The CACREP 2009 standards combine the Community Counseling and Mental Health Counseling standards into standards for Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs. The counseling program intends to seek accreditation for this program as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling program when it comes up for reaccreditation, per CACREP guidelines.)