Counseling and Student Personnel: College Student Affairs, Master of Science (M.S.)

College Student Affairs is a broad program designed to prepare individuals for positions on the college campus in admissions, counseling, financial aid, student housing, student activities, career development and student affairs administration.

Program Highlights

  • Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs  (CACREP).
  • Students can explore a wide array of research interests and afforded opportunities to present and attend regional and national conferences.
  • Mentoring from student-centered faculty who are highly invested in the professional growth of students.
  • A state-of-the-art counseling skills training facility.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 during the last two years of undergraduate study.  Undergraduate prerequisite course requirement: Statistics
  • If the applicant's GPA is below 3.0 during their last two years of undergraduate study, the applicant must submit either Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) test scores.  
  • Three letters of recommendation focusing upon your academic potential as well as your promise to become an effective counselor/helping professional. One of the recommendations must be from an instructor or academic advisor.
  • Personal statement submitted by answering prompt questions in the online application.
  • Resume

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Citizens International Applicants
Fall Start January 15 January 15
Spring Start N/A N/A
Summer Start N/A N/A

Time to Completion: 2 years


Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Jacqueline Lewis
jacqueline.lewis@mnsu.edu
507-389-5655

 Counseling and student personnel Website