M.Ed. in Counseling, College Student Affairs Track

M.Ed. in Counseling, College Student Affairs Track


Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's School Counseling Graduate Program

M.Ed. in College Student Affairs

Terrence Haynes

“The combination of those relationships and the satisfaction of earning my Master’s Degree make going to graduate school one of the best decisions I ever made,” — Terrence Haynes, M.Ed. ’12, Area Coordinator, University of New England.

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The College Student Affairs specialization in the M.Ed. in Counseling degree offers a unique blend of coursework that prepares students for careers as student affairs educators.

This program was crafted to meet the standards of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). Students can earn the 45-credit degree in four academic terms as a full-time student (9 to 12 credit hours) and may begin the graduate program in the fall, spring, or summer terms.

Upon program completion College Student Affairs students will have completed most of the coursework and a portion of the clinical hours required to take the National Counselor Exam (NCE).

College Student Affairs Program Mission

Resting on a foundation of scholarship and best practices, the college student affairs program prepares leaders for the student affairs profession within higher education.  We emphasize the centrality of the helping relationship as a means to create and nurture engaging learning environments that promote holistic college student development.  Our program is characterized by the application of theory to practice in coursework, graduate assistantships, and a capstone field experience.

College Student Affairs Program Values

As an educational community dedicated to promoting learning and development in college students, we enact our values through our actions.  Members of the College Student Affairs community:

  • empower students to engage in practical experiences that challenge their previous modes of thinking while demonstrating the successful application of their knowledge
  • respect the history and foundations of the college student affairs profession as well as emerging trends and frameworks
  • honor and include all voices from all walks of life and experience
  • nurture collaboration among students, faculty, and internal and external university partners
  • cultivate a learning community where students feel safe expressing thoughts and ideas
  • promote professional and ethical practice
  • reflect on our academic endeavors, our practical experiences, and our progress toward professional competence
  • encourage an active stance on professional involvement as a means to professional development
  • value lifelong learning and the use of scholarship to inform our practice and regard practice as a means to inform our scholarship