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MS in Counseling & Student Affairs

  • The Counseling and Student Affairs (CNSA) program at MSU Moorhead 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.

    See the CNSA degree requirements

  • Benefits of an MSUM Counseling & Student Affairs Degree
    The CNSA curriculum is designed to develop your core helping skills and engage in concentrated study in one of two degree emphases: Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling, each of which has specialized accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
    This graduate program is unique in its flexibility and individual attention to graduate students. Some of the strengths of the program include: small class sizes, frequent interaction between faculty, staff and students, and additional faculty support provided during practicum and internship semesters.
    All of the courses in the CNSA program are offered after 4:30 p.m. and many are offered as a combination of online and face-to-face classroom learning to accommodate working, part-time and full-time student needs.
    Since 1965, the CNSA program at MSUM has been educating and preparing high-quality counselors, educators and student affairs professionals through its programs and emphases, accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

    Careers & Outcomes

    MSU Moorhead Counseling & Student Affairs gradautes have 100 percent placement in related employment to student affairs and counseling.

  • Affordable + Value =
    A Smart Investment
    MSU Moorhead is an excellent value. Compare MSUM’s tuition to other private and for-profit colleges and even public universities, and you’ll see we are competitively priced. Our graduates prove the value of our programs.
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