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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.


Among All Colleges of Education in the U.S.


Among Online Graduate Education Programs in the U.S.


College of Education for Military Veterans in N.C.

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Contact Us

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