The Counseling and Student Affairs (CNSA) program emphasizes the integration of counseling and developmental theories with interpersonal skill development. It has a generalist orientation, but can be individualized to meet your educational and professional goals.
The program provides extensive practical opportunities through practicum and internship experiences as well as relevant coursework. It can be completed full time (maintaining 6-9 credits per semester) in two years or part-time students have up to five years to complete the program.
The curriculum is designed to develop your core helping skills and engage in concentrated study in one of three degree emphases: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, or Student Affairs and College Counseling, each of which has specialized accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). These programs prepare you to apply for state licensing and national certification in professional counseling.