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Master of Science in Counseling & Student Affairs

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    What can I do with a Master's Degree in…?

    School Counseling

    School counselors are vital members of the education team, collaborating with parents, teachers and professional staff to ensure students succeed academically and personally. Graduates acquire the skills, knowledge and values to help others find solutions to their problems. They are equipped for entry- to mid-level counseling positions in public and private schools. Overall employment of counselors is expected to increase by 12 percent between 2012 and 2022, which is as fast as average for all occupations. However, growth is expected to vary by specialty. (Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2013-14)

    Employment Areas: Elementary Schools, Middle/Junior High Schools, Secondary Schools, Post-secondary Schools

    Job Titles: After School Counselor, Counseling Director and/or Coordinator, Guidance Counselor, School Counselor, Youth Counselor

    College Counseling

    College counselors provide preventive and developmental counseling to enhance students’ personal, social and academic growth as well as teach life skills to deal with problems before they worsen. Counselors may provide special services, including alcohol and drug prevention programs or conflict resolution classes.

    They are equipped for entry- to mid-level counseling positions in public and private colleges and universities, as well as in fields related to higher education. Overall employment of counselors is expected to increase by 12 percent between 2012 and 2022, which is as fast as average for all occupations. However, growth is expected to vary by specialty. (Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2013-14)

    Employment Areas: Career Services, Counseling Services, Health and Wellness, Mental Health Services, Psychological Services, Disability Services, International Student Services

    Job Titles: Clinician, Counselor, Assistant Professor, Case Manager, Clinical Director, Eating Disorders Counselor, Intake Coordinator, Substance Abuse Counselor, Therapist, Urgent Care Specialist

    Student Affairs

    Student Affairs professionals create environments that contribute to students’ growth and development. Graduates of the Student Affairs emphasis acquire the skills, knowledge and values to succeed at entry- to mid-level student affairs positions in public and private colleges and universities, as well as in fields related to higher education. Employment of postsecondary education administrators is expected to grow by about 15 percent between 2012 and 2022, which is faster than the average for all occupations. (Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2013-14)

    Employment Areas: Academic Advising, Admissions, Alumni Affairs, Career Services, Continuing Education, Counseling Services, Disability Services, Financial Aid, Greek Life, Health and Wellness Services, Housing and Residential Life, International Student Services, Judicial Affairs, Leadership and Service Learning, Multicultural Centers, Orientation, Student Activities, Student Unions

    Job Titles: Administrator, Advisor, Coordinator, Consultant, Dean, Director, Policy Maker, Programmer, Registrar, Researcher, Student Service Provider, Vice Chancellor, Vice President

    Related Links

    Licensure Information


    Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Certification


    Licensed School Counselor (LSC)


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