Counseling - Student Affairs, Master of Education
Our program meets Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) guidelines for student affairs
In addition, our counseling courses meet CACREP standards for
We have a vibrant student affairs division that offers assistantships
in units such as:
- residence life
- multicultural affairs
- student life
- recreation services
- center for international education
- academic advising
Application Due Date
The M.Ed. Counseling - Student Affairs program is only at our Flagstaff location
- Completed application files are reviewed and admission decisions are made twice* each year for the program.
- Depending on your planned submission date, all application materials must be received by one of the two due dates (March 15 or August 1*).
- Applications will be reviewed and admission notifications are sent to students by approximately April 15 or August 15.
- It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that his or her application file is complete. Incomplete files are not reviewed.
*The second admission date is dependent upon the number of applicants admitted from the first deadline.
Mission and GoalsRead more
Our program prepares graduate students for careers in higher
education by combining the foundational principles of counseling and student
development with college impact research.
We strive to educate graduate students to be globally aware
and multiculturally competent, and who will lead in 21st Century higher
This program emphasizes a counseling foundation for
preparing college student affairs personnel to foster student development, and
to prepare student affairs professionals for employment within institutions of
The goal of the training program is to prepare college
student professionals in the following areas through classroom instruction,
fieldwork experience, practica, and internships:
- human growth and development
- social and cultural foundations
- helping relationships
- group work
- career and lifestyle development
- research and program evaluation
- professional orientation
Additionally, curricular experiences are provided in:
- foundations of student affairs practice and
theory in higher education
- contextual dimensions: student affairs practice
in higher education
- knowledge and skills for the practice of student
affairs in higher education
Cohorts and MentorsRead more
You’ll enter our program with a small group of other
students who share your interest in student affairs and higher education. Your
cohort is a useful and needed source of support, entertainment, and friendship
during your studies.
Your cohort also gives you a strong social network as you
begin your career in the student affairs profession.
Our students are very active with internships and other projects. We encourage you to take a look at what some of our
students are involved with and please let us know if you have any questions.
As a new student, you’ll be assigned a mentor. Mentors are
continuing students or alumni who will help you adjust to the program.
Mentor partnerships are assigned a few weeks prior to the start of the term.
Mentor partners meet at least four times per semester.
You can meet for coffee or lunch with your assigned
mentor during the fall and spring semesters. You’re encouraged to come up with
questions for your mentor; your mentor can provide useful tips and insights
based on his/her own experiences.
- Electronic portfolio: You must purchase and
maintain an electronic portfolio through Task
Stream, sections of which you will upload for review. We will use your
portfolio to review our program and assess its outcomes. Data will also be
submitted to NCATE and CACREP during review cycles.
- Credit transfer and GPA policies: Visit
the GraduateCollege website for more information about these policies.
of StudiesRead more
Please review the online catalog for selected graduate courses where prerequisites are required.
Please check with the department or a faculty adviser if you have any questions
Program of Study
The program of study is the agreed-upon plan between you and
your faculty adviser on completing program requirements.
It is used as a verification document when you apply for
graduation. You should complete the program of study with your adviser during
the first semester of graduate work.
The original, signed program of study should be given to the
Department Chair to be placed in your file in the Educational Psychology
Department and you and your adviser should both keep copies.
Amendments to your program of study can be made with your
The time line policy for completing a Masters degree can be
viewed online through the Graduate College.
Please review the clinical hours table for the number of practicum hours and internship hours required in
clinical, testing, and intervention Student Affairs classes.
EPS Course Offerings by Semester
Recommended Sequence of Courses
Counseling - Student Affairs, Master of Education Program of Studies
Program of Studies Worksheet
Code of Ethics and Licensure Guidelines Read more
Counseling - Student Affairs FacultyRead more
Academic Catalog Listing
See the NAU Academic Catalog for official details on this degree, including:
- Career opportunities for graduates with this degree
- Admission requirements
- Course listing
- Campuses that offer this degree
Counseling - Student Affairs, Master of Education