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Master of Education in Student Affairs Counseling

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Master of Education in Student Affairs Counseling

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Make a difference guiding the leaders of tomorrow.

In these financially demanding times, today’s students need a support system more than ever that will guide them along the path to academic excellence. Given the constant, dizzying upgrades of social media and communications prevalent in the early 21st century, counselors find it’s a must to be on the cutting edge of technology and works trends to adequately channel students through to the promises of tomorrow.

Are you ready to take the lead?

The Master of Education (MEd) in Student Affairs Counseling at Bridgewater State University can provide you with the solid leadership and management skills required to excel in students affairs in a time when the relationship between students and educators is constantly evolving. If you are committed to helping the leaders of the future succeed during this formative period of their youth, this program can help you do more to provide a positive leadership role.


Program Highlights

The Student Affairs Counseling MEd at Bridgewater State University trains you to utilize valuable skills in counseling and program development, as well as in implementation in a variety of higher education and student affairs settings such as residence life, student activities, academic enhancement/advising and in career services.

The Master of Education in Student Affairs Counseling offers you:

  • Diverse faculty with extensive experience in various fields of student affairs counseling
  • Students have the opportunity to garner valuable insight through internships and through participating in national student affairs counseling conferences
  • Development of critical thinking skills, as well as oral and written communication capabilities
  • Small classes facilitating a more personalized learning experience
  • Affordable tuition, whether you live in state or out of state

The MEd in Student Affairs Counseling at Bridgewater offers students a quality curriculum taught by an excellent faculty at an affordable price.


Internships – Building Knowledge, Growing Relationships

An internship is a unique and essential part of the learning experience in the Student Affairs Counseling Program. It’s where classroom learning comes alive, providing you with countless opportunities to apply theoretical knowledge to real-life situations—as well as to explore career choices and assess your own special interests. For many students of the program, internships have helped forge important professional relationships, while others have led to permanent positions.


The Curriculum

This 39-credit program is designed for those students interested in careers in higher education and student affairs.

Core courses of this program include:

  • Student Development Theory in Higher Education
  • Foundations in Higher Education Counseling for Student Affairs Practice
  • Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Student Affairs
  • Student Affairs Administration
  • Applied Counseling for Student Affairs Professionals

Students have the opportunity to garner valuable insight through internships and through participating in national student affairs counseling conferences


YOUR FUTURE. Now.

You’ve thought about it. You believe you can do it. And you’ve explored your options. Now you’re ready to advance your career – through the College of Graduate Studies at Bridgewater State University. Take the first step. Apply now. And get ready to transform your life!


Bridgewater State University College of Graduate Studies

Since 1937, the College of Graduate Studies at Bridgewater State University has offered an array of graduate degree, licensure and certificate programs to meet the needs of Southeastern Massachusetts and beyond. Led by scholars, researchers, teachers and practitioners from the graduate faculty, our offerings include a variety of nationally accredited master's degree programs in professional studies, education, arts and sciences and business. The College of Graduate Studies ensures high-quality, research-based, stimulating and intellectually challenging educational experiences to those who seek expertise and leadership in their professions and a commitment to lifelong learning and scholarship.

Bridgewater State University remains steadfast in its dual mission to educate citizens to be the best they can be and to use its intellectual, scientific and technological resources to advance the economic and cultural life of the region and beyond.

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Master of Education in Student Affairs Counseling Programs, contact:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Maxwell Library

10 Shaw Road
Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, MA 02325
Tel: 508.531.1300
Email: gradadmissions@bridgew.edu


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