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Guidance Counseling and Student Affairs (M.Ed.)

Administered by Educational Studies and Secondary Education

Effective Fall 2013

Admission - Applicants must satisfy the general admission requirements for the School of Graduate Studies. In addition, applicants to this degree program must:

Retention. This program is full time, academic year and summer. Graduate students must take a minimum of 12 credits per semester hours and maintain a QPA of 3.0 or higher. Students not maintaining full time status may be dismissed from the program.

Only courses with a minimum grade of C are considered applicable to this program.

Transfer Credits. Up to nine semester hours from accredited institutions may, upon approval, be accepted toward completing the degree requirements of this program. However, no courses will be transferred in which a grade less than a B was earned. Pass/fail grades are not acceptable.

Graduation. Graduate students complete 54 semester hours of approved course work, and apply for graduation. All deficiencies, monetary and academic, must be satisfied before the degree can be granted.

Program Completion and Graduation

A candidate for a Master's degree must complete the student portion of the Application for Graduation, sign the form and submit it to your program coordinator for verification of degree requirements. After approval, the application is submitted to the Registrar by the following deadlines for each graduation:

The form must be received in the Registrar's Office on or before those dates. After the deadlines, names will not appear in the Commencement program and the diploma may be delayed. The form is available in the Office of Graduate Studies, Registrar's Office, or the office of your program coordinator or on the Graduate Studies web page.

Registration for Classes

You may register for classes by e-mailing your program coordinator at or you may complete the Graduate Scheduling Form found on the Graduate Studies web page and submitting it to your program coordinator.

Program of Study: (Core Courses)

The following 45 credits of core courses are required of all students.

COUNSEL.501 Professional Helping in College Student Affairs

COUNSEL.505 Counseling Theories & Techniques

COUNSEL.510 Group Counseling and Leadership Skills

COUNSEL.515 Organization and Development

COUNSEL.525 Multicultural Counseling

COUNSEL.560 Student Development Theory

COUNSEL.564 Foundations and Functions of CSA

COUNSEL.565 Ethical, Legal & Leadership Issues in Student Affairs

COUNSEL.590 Educational Research and Writing

COUNSEL.592 Assessment & the College Student Experience

COUNSEL.599 Field Experience in CSA

Elective (approved by program coordinator)