​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 and processes to provide individual and group counseling and to serve as a leader and advocate for students, universities, and the profession.

Course Requirements

Counseling Courses: 24 quarter hours required, grade of B- or better required

CSL 490

FOUNDATIONS OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

The course examines historical and philosophical elements relative to the role of student affairs in higher education as well as the impact of changing demographics on current trends pertinent to the management of student affairs. The course also provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge about organization structure, services, and faculty/staff/administrative functions in student affairs.
Prerequisites:
CSL 451 and CSL 452 and status as an Advanced Masters Education student are a prerequisite for this class.

CSL 491

CONTEXTUAL DIMENSIONS OF COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT

This course will examine the impact of institution mission and state and national policies on access, retention and graduation rates. Organizational change, decision making and conflict resolution strategies will be explored within the context of strategic planning, organizational structure and leadership styles and management. Personnel selection, management theories and performance evaluations will also be studied. Various assessment practices will be reviewed and analyzed. Within this framework, student demographics, campus culture and student development theory (traditional and contemporary) will be examined.
Prerequisites:
CSL 490 and status as an Advanced Masters Education student are a prerequisite for this class.

CSL 492

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT IN STUDENT AFFAIRS

This course will explore models for designing, managing, and evaluating student affairs programs, including the use of technological applications. Students will become familiar with models and methodologies of program development and implementation in higher education and will understand how to use professional standards and other resources for program development.
Prerequisites:
CSL 491 and status as an Advanced Masters Education student are a prerequisite for this class.

CSL 454

CAREER COUNSELING

Ways to assist the individual to choose, prepare for and progress in a career. Vocational testing, sources for occupational information are described. Computer guidance programs designed for career exploration will be studied. Also, the study of vocational behavior in relation to career paterns with special attention to the analysis of empirical data and theories pertaining to vocational choice will be considered.
Prerequisites:
CSL 501 and status as an Advanced Masters Education student are a prerequisite for this class.

CSL 511

SUPERVISION

This course will be an introduction to the theory and practice of supervision in the counseling profession. There will be a focus on the basic skills necessary for effective supervision of counselors.
Prerequisites:
CSL 458 and status as an Advanced Masters Education student are a prerequisite for this class.

CSL 512

CRISIS INTERVENTION

This course will provide students with an understanding of the individual in crisis. Focus will be on the common characteristics and manifestations of crisis and address methods and techniques of crisis intervention.
Prerequisites:
CSL 451, CSL 452, CSL 467, CSL 501 and status as an Advanced Masters Education student are a prerequisite for this class.

CSL 513

CONSULTATION FOR COUNSELORS

This course will focus on the theory, techniques, practice and skill development needed to effectively provide consultation in communities and schools. Emphasis will be on the application of consultation and the role of the consultant.
Prerequisites:
CSL 458 and status as an Advanced Masters Education student are a prerequisite for this class.