Reasons To Apply
The Master of Science (M.S.) in Counseling and Student Personnel with its three emphasis areas in the fields of College Student Affairs, Mental Health Counseling, and Professional School Counseling at Minnesota State University, Mankato prepares graduates to work in a variety of helping professional settings.
Streamlines the licensure process for Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC)/Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC). Most states' LPC/LPCC laws (including Minnesota) define required coursework and qualifying clinical experience by the CACREP standards.
Faculty members work collaboratively with their advisees in targeting and emphasizing individual skills and traits to help students’ professional and interpersonal development to become successful in helping professions.
Courses prepare graduates with an M.S. in Counseling and Student Personnel to be licensure eligible at the state and national level depending on completed coursework and area of emphasis. Superior licensure exam pass rate among graduates.
Greater than 90% employment rate for graduates within all emphasis areas of College Student Affairs, Mental Health Counseling, and Professional School Counseling.
Cohorts are carefully selected to target smaller class sizes that emphasize the importance of working collaboratively while enhancing individual professional development.