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MS in College Counseling and Student Development (42-48 credits)


Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the historical roots, philosophical assumptions, and critical issues underlying the student affairs profession in higher education.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation for students of multicultural and or diverse backgrounds by characterizing the special needs of a variety of student subgroups (e.g., non-traditional adult, racial, ethnic, women, international students).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between theory, practice and informed research by designing student development interventions that utilize these tools of inquiry.
  • Demonstrate analytical skills through knowledge acquisition and application through the use of assessment and evaluation techniques, research methods, critical thinking, and computer technology.
  • Demonstrate the ability to transform theoretical knowledge about the development of organizations and individuals into effective counseling, instruction, supervision, program design, administration, research and evaluation practices.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of student development, counseling, human growth and development, career development, and organizational theories.






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