Counselor Education and Student Affairs

Welcome to the Department of Counselor Education and Student Affairs. Kutztown University offers CACREP accredited Graduate Counseling programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling, and School Counseling. Kutztown University also offers masters degrees in Addiction Counseling and Student Affairs in Higher Education program which are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

The Department’s CACREP accredited program meets the educational requirements for counselor licensure in Pennsylvania and many other states, as well as the Federal government requirements to work with veterans. Completion of this program will also qualify graduates to immediately sit for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) examination

Our programs provide you with the curricular instruction and clinical experiences expected of professional counselors in the 21st century. As you progress through your degree program, you will gain the knowledge, skills, and experience needed for success in working with individuals across the lifespan. You will have the opportunity to work with nationally recognized faculty, participate in research and service projects, experience a wide range of hands-on counseling activities, and develop life-long friendships with fellow students.

Our Counseling graduates go on to become Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Counselors, Certified Addiction Counselors and Certified School Counselors. Additionally, a number of department graduates have chosen to further their studies by pursuing doctoral degrees.

The Master of Education degree program in Student Affairs is designed to prepare students for professional careers in student affairs in institutions of higher education. Such careers are typically found in one or more of the following areas: admissions, athletics, career services, financial aid, housing and residence life, international student affairs, commuter services, intramurals and recreational sports, judicial services, minority affairs, orientation services, registration and records, student activities, student services, and women's affairs.

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This program is accredited by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs)