Counseling and Career Development (M.A.) – Career Counseling Specialization


The mission of the School of Education is to use communication, leadership, and facilitation skills effectively in teaching, research, and engagement in order to empower and support prospective and practicing educators to become personally and professionally competent, effective, and caring community members.

Master of Arts in Counseling and Career Development – Career Counseling Specialization

Our Master of Arts in Counseling and Career Development (CCD) is offered only through campus-based delivery, and is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). We offer three different tracks within our training program, 1) school counseling for professionals who wish to work with youth in K-12 educational settings, 2) career counseling for professionals who wish to work in college career centers, workforce centers, or other career-related services, and 3) clinical mental health counseling for professionals who wish to have the ability to blend psychotherapy and practical tools in a holistic approach to helping clients grow and change.

Next Steps


Coursework, credit requirements, and more information is available in the Colorado State University general catalog. Please contact your department representative with program-related questions.

Student Employment

Graduate students interested in employment positions (GTA, GRA, GSA appointments and hourly positions) should contact their advisor and their departmental graduate coordinator for the process to apply.

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