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Counselor Education & Human Services

Developing practitioners committed to promoting individual and community growth

As a student in the UD Department of Counselor Education & Human Services, you'll prepare for a career where you can impact the lives of individuals and support your community as a whole. You'll learn not only from your professors, but also from your classmates to become an outstanding professional in your chosen field.

No matter which of our seven graduate-level programs you choose, you'll benefit from personalized instruction and individual attention. Faculty also offer advanced research and publication opportunities. Students also gain valuable experience through research, study abroad, internships and community programs.

Courses are available at UD's main campus, Dublin Campus and online, allowing students to achieve their educational goals at their own pace, while maintaining their professional responsibilities.

A High-Quality Education

  • Two Campuses Available
  • Alignment With UD Values
  • Career Options
  • Take Courses in Dayton or the Columbus Metro Area

    Students in three programs: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Human Services and School Counseling have the flexibility of attending classes UD's main campus in Dayton, Ohio, or at the Dublin Campus, located in the Columbus metropolitan area.

    Explore the Dublin Campus

    UD and the Department of Counselor Education and Human Services affirm that diversity, equity, and inclusion are inextricably linked with excellence, these core values align with our mission of building community in the world and working for justice for all people. As a Catholic and Marianist institution, UD embraces diversity and is committed to honoring the intrinsic value and dignity of all people, no matter their race, religion, socio-economic status, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin, (dis)ability, ideology, and other expressions of human difference. UD and the Department of Counselor Education and Human Services commit to eliminating discriminatory or hateful words and actions, pursuing equity, and becoming known as a fully inclusive and welcoming environment for learning, discovery, and community engagement.

    Explore UD's Steps Toward Becoming an Anti-Racist University

    Graduates can work in a variety of settings, depending on their area of interest, including community agencies, hospitals and clinics, private practices, PK-12 school systems, or higher education and other adult learning-focused organizations. They can serve their communities by advocating for children (both in and out of the school environment), providing effective strategies to individuals with behavioral problems and their families, or providing counseling and psychotherapy to individuals who are struggling with mental and emotional disorders, substance abuse, family and relationship difficulties, and career development needs.

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    Featured Programs and Initiatives

    Private University Education at the Cost of a Public University

    Programs offered by the UD Department of Counselor Education and Human Services, within the UD School of Education and Health Sciences, offers a private university education at the cost of a public university. Discover tuition costs per semester for SEHS by clicking the link below.

    Study Abroad

    Summer programs in locations around the world offer opportunities for students to immerse themselves in experiential learning opportunities. They can enhance their global understanding through interactions with students and educators and help develop a deeper sense of self-awareness in a global context. Students have also participated in community services projects while abroad, including Mangrove reforestation in Costa Rica.

    Graduate Assistantships

    Graduate Assistantships are available with various departments within the UD School of Education and Health Sciences, along with the UD Division of Student Development. Depending on your area of study, you may also be placed in an off-campus assistantship. GAs are typically employed to work between 10 to for 20 hours per week. Tuition remission and a paid stipend are awarded for the nine-month academic year.

    Student Research

    Students work alongside faculty to conduct and publish research in respected journals. Students also participate in UD's annual Stander Symposium, a campus-wide event that allows students from all disciplines to showcase their intellectual accomplishments.

    Equality Statement

    The University of Dayton Department of Counselor Education & Human Services is committed to providing equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, physical disability or mental disability (unless the disability is essential to the practice of counseling), or identification as a disabled veteran.

    CONTACT

    Department of Counselor Education and Human Services

    Fitz Hall, Room 629
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2962
    937-229-3644
    Email

    Private University Education at the Cost of a Public University

    Programs offered by the UD Department of Counselor Education and Human Services, within the UD School of Education and Health Sciences, offers a private university education at the cost of a public university. Discover tuition costs per semester for SEHS by clicking the link below.

    Explore Graduate Tuition and Costs