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Master of Education

College Counseling and Student Development

Become a college counselor who advocates for the development of all students.  Through our College Counseling and Student Development graduate program, you will develop a cultural competence to lead, serve and advocate for the academic, career, personal and social development of college students from all backgrounds.

Why NC State’s College Counseling and Student Development Program

  • Online and on-campus options available
  • Complete the program in 2.5 to 3 years
  • Internship opportunities across North Carolina
  • Leads to North Carolina counseling licensure
  • Numerous career options with opportunities to work at colleges or in private practice
  • Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Application Deadline: May 31, 2020

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"The faculty have all been extremely helpful and have been a huge part of our success as a cohort. This program is invaluable in the experiences it gives you and the amount of self-awareness you gain. For an online program, I have never felt closer to a group of individuals just through a computer screen. We relate to one another on a level most people cannot through the experiences and knowledge that we gain."

- Ashtyn Coates ‘21MED
College Counseling and Student Development, Online Program

We offer two options for you:

On-campus College Counseling Program

  • Attend the program full time or part time
  • 2.5 years to completion if full time
  • Complete courses at your own pace with flexible scheduling
    • In the final year, students conduct a 600-hour internship:
    • Internship 1 in the fall: 300 hours
    • Internship 2 in the spring: 300 hours

Online College Counseling Program

  • Study part time and complete in 3 years
  • Follows a cohort model that starts Summer Session I
  • Students take 1 course each summer session and 2 courses each fall and spring
  • In the third year, students conduct a 600-hour internship:
    • Internship 1 in the fall: 300 hours
    • Internship 2 in the spring: 300 hours

Our students go on to work in a variety of departments on college campuses and in other settings, including:

  • College Counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • Academic Career Advising
  • Student Affairs
  • Student Housing
  • Greek Life
  • University Women’s Centers
  • University Veterans Affairs
  • Private Practice
  • Counseling Centers
  • Student Activities
  • International and Study Abroad Offices
  • MBA Programs
  • Many More

Extraordinary Educators Prepare at the NC State College of Education.
Join Them.

#31

Among All Colleges of Education in the U.S.

#29

Among Online Graduate Education Programs in the U.S.

#1

College of Education for Military Veterans in N.C.

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Contact Us

Angela Smith, Ph.D.
Teaching Associate Professor
Program Coordinator
ncsu_omce@ncsu.edu
(919) 515-2244