University of Bridgeport

Arts & Sciences

Counseling

Concentration in College Student Personnel

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

Program Statement

The College Student Personnel Concentration is designed to prepare students for counseling careers in higher education. The program prepares students for entry-level positions in college and university settings and for careers at institutions of higher education throughout the country. Advanced coursework in this concentration includes classes in career and lifestyle development, organization and administration of higher education, and college student development. This program is 47 credit hours and may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. No special licensing post-degree is required for college student personnel job placement.

Upon completion of the program, students demonstrate:

Application of a lifespan approach to career and lifestyle development
The ability to perform career assessment and career guidance
An understanding of assessment tools used in college counseling centers
Ability to apply placement procedures for advancement in college career centers
Knowledge of management principles and practices

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

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
4
Adjunct: 
2
Total Program Credit Hours: 
45
Average Time to Degree: 
2 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
  • Hybrid
Course Schedule: 
  • Evening
Thesis: 
No
Comprehensive Exam Required: 
Yes