Master in College Student Affairs (M.Ed.)

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's School Counseling and College Student Affairs Graduate Program

Master in College Student Affairs (M.Ed.)

College Student Affairs

Director of Field Experiences and Graduate Programs
  Candy Ryan |

College of Education
3103-B McCormick Center
Phone: 570-389-4865
Fax: 570-389-5049

Standardized tests are no longer required for admission to the School Counseling or College Student Affairs areas.

This master's program in counseling provides a balance of academic and theoretical learning with a strong focus on practical application of knowledge.  Core faculty and current professionals in the school counseling and college student affairs fields provide important learning opportunities for graduate students in this program.

Program Faculty

The M.Ed. in Counseling degree offers two areas of study:

  • School Counseling — prepares graduates to apply for certification through the Pennsylvania Department of Education as a school counselor
  • College Student Affairs — prepares students to work in higher education in various capacities including admissions, residence life, academic advisement, career development, orientation, multicultural affairs etc.

M.Ed. in Counseling Program Admission

Tara Snyder Bloom

“I truly value the commitment that Bloomsburg University has made to providing graduate students — particularly within the Counseling & Student Affairs program — assistantship opportunities.  Not only does an assistantship contribute to one's experiences and resume, but it helps financially as well.  I had the pleasure of working with student standards and the Career Development Center,”

Tara Snyder Bloom, M.Ed. ’12, assistant director of field periods, internships and adjunct instructor at Keuka College

Applicants must satisfy the general admission requirements or the School of Graduate Studies. In addition, they must:

  • complete a graduate school application
  • submit an official undergraduate transcript (minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA for full admission)
  • submit a written statement that explains the applicant’s reasons for pursuing a graduate career in school counseling or college student affairs, career goals, and how these goals align with the Bloomsburg University Counseling program
  • submit a current resume
  • submit three letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s academic suitability and professional demeanor
  • complete an interview with the program coordinator or other faculty member to discuss professional goals, evaluate the academic record, and clarify program requirements

Kami Skoloda

"I have been the GA for this program ever since and really enjoy working with this population of students. Through my experience as a GA for this program, I have strengthened many skills, such as ..."
— Kami Skoloda, pursuing Counseling and College Student Affairs degree

The application process is competitive, and applicants must have a 3.0 or higher GPA for full consideration. Individuals will not be considered for admission until a complete application is on file including all of the items listed above. Applicants can also apply for graduate assistantships.