Azusa Pacific University

School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences

Department of Higher Education

M.S., College Counseling and Student Development

Degrees: 
  • M.S.
Program Emphasis: 
  • Student Learning & Development

Contact

Miss Bianca Garcia
701 E. Foothill Blvd
Azusa, CA 91702

Program Statement

The graduate program in College Counseling and Student Development at Azusa Pacific University prepares individuals to become student affairs educators whose special interest is college students and the environments that affect their development as persons and as scholar-students.

The focus of the field of student affairs is students—serving, supporting, and challenging them in the out-of-classroom environment, and helping them maximize the educational and developmental benefits of their college experience. The skills and special training of student affairs professionals offer three invaluable contributions:

  • To the institution – Student affairs serves as the primary vehicle for attaining the institution’s mission within the co-curriculum.
  • To the students – Student affairs serves as a source of co-curricular services and activities in support of both their curricular education and their personal growth and maturation.
  • To both the institution and its students – Student affairs is one of the few dominant integrative forces on the campus that strives to interpret the institution holistically to its students according to their individual needs and aspirations.

 

Meets ACPA Commission for Professional Preparation Standards: 
Yes
Meets CAS Standards: 
Yes

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
4
Adjunct: 
6
Total Program Credit Hours: 
45
Average Time to Degree: 
2 years

Visitation Program

Yes

Requirements

Entrance Exam: 
  • None Required
Assistantship Required: 
Yes
Assistantship Placement Assistance: 
Yes
Attendance: 
  • Full time
  • Part time
Program Delivery: 
  • In-person
Course Schedule: 
  • Evening
Thesis: 
No
Comprehensive Exam Required: 
No