About the Program: Master of Arts in Counseling - Student Development Counseling and Administration

There are many challenges facing college students in today’s world. The MA in Student Development Administration is designed to prepare students to serve in college administrative positions. The online format is ideal for those who are currently working in a college or university setting.

College and university students need guidance from prepared professionals who can help guide students through the various challenges and potential pitfalls which inhibit growth and success. Students benefit from staff and administrators who can provide individual support utilizing counseling skills and techniques to help them achieve their educational goals, strengthen their problem-solving skills, develop healthy relationships and reach their full potential for life-long growth.

The 36 hour Master of Arts in Student Development Administration prepares graduates to utilize a student-centered approach by applying counseling skills and techniques in the field of Student Affairs (aka: Student Services, Student Life, Student Development). Students in the Student Development Administration program can take advantage of Indiana Wesleyan University’s innovative traditional Student Development programs, which the School of Life Calling and Integrative Learning, unique first-year program initiatives, dynamic Residence Life, activity and mentoring, life coaching, Global Studies, and career development programs as well as IWU’s Adult Student Advising, Retention, and Recruiting Offices.

The 36 hour MA in Student Development Administration can be completed online or blended (at the Marion or Indianapolis-West Campuses). The curriculum includes two professional internships which can be completed at a site near the student. Graduates are qualified to serve in higher education in such areas as: Residence Life, Student Activities, Career Counseling, Multicultural Affairs, Admissions/Enrollment Management, Academic Advising, Financial Aid, Life Coaching, Retention/Student Success, Global Initiatives, & Mentoring.

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Indiana Wesleyan University is a Christian university that offers adult education degree completion 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 866-468-6498 for more information. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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Last updated: 11/01/2016