St. Cloud State University

School of Health & Human Services

Community Psychology, Counseling & Family Therapy

College Counseling & Student Development

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

Contact

Dr. Aeriel A. Ashlee
St. Cloud State University
720 4th Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498

Program Statement

The College Counseling and Student Development (CCSD) Master of Science (M.S.) program at St. Cloud State University (SCSU) is an intentionally inclusive graduate preparation program for student affairs professionals in higher education. Our cohort-based program infuses a deep commitment to diversity and social justice with helping skills and student development theory to facilitate student learning, growth, and development. Graduate students in CCSD apply their newly gained knowledge and skills in multiple experiential learning opportunities, including two practicum experiences, a 450-hour internship, and other experiences such as graduate assistantships and research projects.

The CCSD master’s program prepares students for careers in a variety of student affairs functional areas including multicultural student services, residential life, academic advising, career development, international student services, student activities, and other student support offices. Faculty and student affairs staff associated with the CCSD program represent a broad array of educational and experiential backgrounds essential to understanding the diverse nature of student affairs and higher education.

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

Number of Program Faculty

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

Visitation Program

No

Requirements

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