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Academic Programs Encompassing the Entire Life Span.

The Department of Leadership and Developmental Sciences strives to advance the science and professional practice of critically conscious human services and counseling professionals. To this end, we offer undergraduate and graduate programs that focus on the examination of the dynamics of intimate and other close interpersonal relationships, as well as the promotion of healthy development of individuals, relationships, families and communities.

Our pedagogy and curriculum is grounded in culturally responsive social justice principles of expanding access to services, promoting diversity, equity and inclusion, and examining pathways to interrupting systemic barriers to positive development and healthy relationships.

Graduates of programs in our department, depending on their program of study, are equipped to offer an array of services in human service agencies, clinical mental health and school contexts. Our award-winning faculty are committed to graduate and undergraduate teaching, research, and professional service, and the importance of a collaborative scholarly environment.

Your journey with us can begin today. 

Academic Programs and Continuing Education

Undergraduate Degree Program

Human Development and Family Studies (B.S. or Minor)

Accelerated Master's Pathway (AMP)

Counseling (M.S.)

Graduate Degree Program

Counseling (M.S.)

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program (CACREP Accredited)
  • School Counseling Program (CACREP Accredited)
  • Dual Option: Clinical Mental Health Counseling & School Counseling (CACREP Accredited)

Continuing Education

Summer Courses

Gerontology Certificate

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