Student Affairs Counseling, MEd

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The principle mission of the Department of Counselor Education at Bridgewater State University is to prepare high-quality master's level counselors for various settings in Massachusetts and the nation. More specifically, the Student Affairs Counseling program prepares Student Affairs Counselors to serve as academic advisors, career advisors, residential hall advisors, or likewise in institutes of higher education. Our objectives are to guide students in understanding their roles and responsibilities within the ethical and legal guidelines germane to counseling and student affairs professions; foster the development of expertise in counseling skills; instill a commitment to uphold best practices within counseling and student affairs professions, and cultivate diversity and social justice competence within counseling and student affairs professions.

The Master of Education in Student Affairs Counseling offers you:

  • Diverse faculty with extensive experience in various fields of student affairs counseling
  • Students have the opportunity to garner valuable insight through internships and through participating in national student affairs counseling conferences
  • Development of critical thinking skills, as well as oral and written communication capabilities
  • Small classes facilitating a more personalized learning experience
  • Affordable tuition, whether you live in state or out of state

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