The Counselor Education Department offers quality graduate programs through didactic, experiential, and applied learning opportunities.
Students will develop a personal theory and practice of counseling that will allow them to function as effective counselors, leaders, and agents of change in a variety of settings.
Three concentrations lead students to a Master of Science degree:
- Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- School Counseling—graduates are eligible for a Play Therapy certification through this program, giving them another technique for connecting with PK-12 students
- Human Services Professional Masters Program—this is a non-clinical option
An option for anyone with a bachelor's degree is to take courses that will lead to the: Addiction Counseling Certificate
Upon completion of addiction courses, students are eligible to apply to become a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) in Minnesota.
This program also meets part of the requirement for Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC) in Wisconsin.