Central Connecticut State University

School of Education and Professional Studies

Counseling and Family Therapy

Student Development in Higher Education

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

Contact

Dr. Peter Francis Troiano
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050

Program Statement

With learning at the heart of our professional work environment, our fundamental responsibility is to empower students to attain the highest standards of academic achievement, public service and personal development.  We value quality, intellectual integrity, openness to debate, participation by all members of the community in governance and respect for the dignity, rights and aspirations of each member of the community.  Preparing students for enlightened and productive participation in a global society in our obligation.  The mission for the master's degree program in student development flows from this philosophical perspective.  Graduates are prepared to function effectively as student development educators in rapidly changing institutions of higher education.  Students are trained to understand and to meet the developmental needs of college students taking into account worldviews and expectations which are influenced by age, faith or religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability status and other life-shaping perspectives.

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

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
2
Adjunct: 
6
Total Program Credit Hours: 
42
Average Time to Degree: 
2-3 years

Visitation Program

Yes

Requirements

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