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Master of Science in Counseling & Student Affairs

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  • CACREP Vital Stats 2016

    Since 1965, the Counseling and Student Affairs (CNSA) program at Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) has been educating and preparing high quality counselors, educators and student affairs professionals. Since becoming a CACREP accredited program, the University has offered a high-caliber curriculum and professional preparation standards to meet the critical need for counseling professionals across the northern midwestern states. Approximately 77 students are currently enrolled in the graduate degree program. One hundred percent of students graduate in the expected time period, which is two years for full-time students and three to five years for part-time students. Courses are offered after 4:30 PM in a variety of delivery formats, including online, hybrid, and face-to-face class periods.  The academic program, taught by qualified faculty and supervisors, offers options for both traditional, campus-based students as well as working and off-campus learners. 

    Last year, there were 21 graduates from the CNSA program. This included a total of 7 Student Affairs College Counseling students, 11 School Counseling students and, for the first time, 6 Clinical Mental Health Counseling students. One hundred percent of program graduates were identified by our Office of Institutional Effectiveness as employed within a relevant field.

    Our graduates continue to excel on licensing examinations, including the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) and the National Counselor Examination (NCE), with consistent 100 percent passing rates for years 2012-2016, inclusive.  Our current students have demonstrated a professional counselor identity through active participation in recognized and funded student organizations such as our Alpha Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) and the Counseling and Student Affairs Organization (CSAO). Professional counselor identity was further enhanced through community advocacy projects, participation at the MSUM Student Academic Conference, attendance at the American Counseling Association (ACA) national conference, and enrollment in International Study Abroad course work.