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Do you enjoy guiding young adults? Can’t get enough of higher education? Make your daily stroll across campus last a lifetime as you build a career as a college counselor.

As a college counselor, you will perform tasks such as evaluating student abilities, interests and capabilities using tests, records, interviews or professional sources as part of admissions processes or providing guidance after admittance. You may plan and promote orientation programs, student activities, student support or career and employment-related programs and events. The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in College Counseling and Student Development opens the door to a wide range of administrative, interactive and advisory roles in higher education, all of which entail engaging with students, faculty and staff in ways specific to your role at the college.

If you love higher education, a career in college counseling may be the right fit for you.

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

Job Titles

The M.Ed. in College Counseling and Student Development is designed to jumpstart college counseling careers. Our graduates often find career advancement in the following positions:

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