Student Development Counseling and Administration

College and university students need a secure environment that fosters positive growth, with guidance from professionals who can prevent issues in the students' lives from inhibiting their development. Students are supported by staff members who provide comprehensive counseling and referral services that help them achieve their educational goals, strengthen their problem-solving skills, develop healthy relationships, and reach their full potential for continued growth after graduation.


The 36-credit-hour Master of Arts with a major in Counseling offers a specialization in Student Development Counseling and Administration. Upon degree completion, graduates will be prepared to utilize a student-centered approach in applying counseling skills and techniques in the field of student development. Participants will take advantage of Indiana Wesleyan University's innovative approach to college student development, which includes the Center for Life Calling and Leadership, successful first-year program initiatives, and dynamic residence life, activity, and mentoring programs. Graduates will be qualified to serve in the higher education realm in areas such as residence life, student activities, career counseling, multicultural affairs, admissions, academic advising, financial aid, and mentoring.

Courses can be completed to earn a Master's in Student Development online or at our Marion or Indianapolis (West) campuses. Those pursuing a certificate in Student Development and Counseling Administration may also complete their coursework online. Internships can be completed at the site of the student's choice.

Why wait?

Indiana Wesleyan University is a Christian university that offers adult education programs in counseling and administration. Students with a graduate degree in a closely related field may pursue a Post-Master's degree certificate. If you are interested in earning your Master's in school counseling in Indiana, call us at 866-498-4968 for more information.

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