Lakeland University

Lakeland University

Kellett School of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies

Master of Arts in Counseling- Higher Education Counseling & Student Affairs

Degrees: 
  • M.A.
Program Emphasis: 
  • Administrative Leadership
  • Community College Leadership
  • Student Learning & Development

Contact

Dr. Deborah Bilzing
W3718 South Drive
Plymouth, WI 53073

Program Statement

Higher Education Counseling & Student Affairs:

The higher education counseling & student affairs emphasis is 48 credits focusing on the knowledge, skills, and disposition for graduate students who plan to seek employment in post-secondary settings such as community colleges, technical colleges, public and private colleges, and universities. In the higher education counseling & student affairs seminar course, students are given an opportunity to explore the history and structure of student services, student developmental theories, specific positions within the field, and competencies and skills necessary to work as a student development professional. The foundation of the emphasis in higher education counseling & student affairs is built on the essential counseling skills that promote the success of student services professionals. While there are numerous and diverse opportunities in the field of higher education counseling & student affairs, past MAC graduates have found positions in residence life, admissions, financial aid, career services, recruitment, academic advising, and special programs such as providing services for culturally diverse and international students on college and university campuses.

 

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

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
1
Adjunct: 
70
Total Program Credit Hours: 
48
Average Time to Degree: 
2.5-3 years

Visitation Program

No

Requirements

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