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Counseling, College Counseling & Student Affairs, MS

Graduates of Shippensburg University's Counseling, College Counseling and Student Affairs, MS program possess a strong identity as counselors and student affairs professionals.

What Will I Learn?

CACREP logoThe program is a careful balance of theory with practice. A common core curriculum provides each student with a common base of substantive and experiential knowledge grounded in clinical and administrative skills. The remaining credits are taken in the emphasis, which is been planned with the close assistance of an advisor.

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?

Our mission is to prepare highly effective professional practitioners who are ethical and culturally competent. We emphasize development of the whole person by grounding learners in current research, direct experience, personal development and social equity.

Casey Norton posing with Shippensburg University mascot Big Red

Meet Casey Norton

“If you are someone looking to learn more about yourself, as well as the people around you, be willing to be vulnerable. Don't be afraid to share your story and be 100 percent you. This program supports everyone and their unique and beautiful stories.”

How Casey Found Success at Ship

What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

This program provides preparation for students who plan to work as student affairs educators and clinical counselors in colleges or universities.


Counseling, College Counseling & Student Affairs, M.S. Degree Plan

Full-Time (60 Credits)

First Year

Fall Semester: 9 Credits


Spring Semester: 9 Credits


Summer Term: 6 Credits


Second Year

Fall Semester: 9 Credits


Spring Semester: 9 Credits


Third Year

Fall Semester: 6 Credits


Winter Term: 3 Credits


Spring Semester: 6 Credits


Planning Notes for all students:

  1. 60 total credits required
  2. Students can begin in any semester or term, including, fall, spring, winter or summer.
  3. Students can take elective courses in any semester or term. For list of electives, see program Counseling, College Counseling & Student Affairs, M.S. 
  4. Students can take core courses in any semester or term.
  5. The above sequence is for illustrative purposes only. Students can tailor their program to their individual needs.
Contact the Department of Counselor Education Shippen Hall 123 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 1725 Phone: 717-477-1668