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College Counseling & Student Affairs Specialty Area Requirements

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​This master’s degree prepares counseling professionals to work in various offices within student affairs such as in career centers, offices of residence life, and college counseling centers. It provides the counseling professional with the skills to provide individual and group counseling and to serve as a leader and advocate for students, universities, and the profession.

Course Requirements

Social and Cultural Studies Courses: 8 quarter hours required, grade of B- or better required

Course Title Quarter Hours
SCG 401ADVANCED LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT4
SCG 410INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH: PURPOSES, ISSUES, AND METHODOLOGIES4

Counseling Courses: 52 quarter hours required, grade of B- or better required

Course Title Quarter Hours
CSL 451LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN COUNSELING4
CSL 452INTRODUCTION TO THE COUNSELING PROFESSION4
CSL 454CAREER COUNSELING4
CSL 458GROUP COUNSELING4
CSL 461TESTING AND APPRAISAL4
CSL 467COUNSELING THEORIES4
CSL 490FOUNDATIONS OF STUDENT AFFAIRS4
CSL 491CONTEXTUAL DIMENSIONS OF COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT4
CSL 492PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT IN STUDENT AFFAIRS4
CSL 501COUNSELING SKILLS4
CSL 510MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING4
CSL 511SUPERVISION1
CSL 512CRISIS INTERVENTION2
CSL 513CONSULTATION FOR COUNSELORS1
Select one Counseling Elective (per faculty advisor approval)4

Practicum and Internship: 3 courses, 12 hours; grade of B or better is required

Course Title Quarter Hours
CSL 552PRACTICUM IN COUNSELING4
CSL 553INTERNSHIP IN COUNSELING I4
CSL 554INTERNSHIP IN COUNSELING II4

Choose one: Thesis (MA) or Capstone (MEd)

Master of Arts (MA) Degree Requirements: Non-credit, non-tuition, grade of B- or better required

Course Title Quarter Hours
CSL 559THESIS RESEARCH IN COUNSELING0

The Master’s Thesis is written in conjunction with CSL 553 and CSL 554 and with faculty advisement. Enrollment in CSL 559 and an oral examination are required. Consult the MA Thesis Handbook for additional information.

Master of Education (MEd) Degree Requirements

Capstone project with faculty supervision written in conjunction with CSL 552, CSL 553, and CSL 554. Does not require additional course enrollment.

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