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Educational Psychology
250 Education Sciences Bldg
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Voice: 612-624-6083

Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology
250 Education Sciences Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN
55455-0364 USA

Tel: 612-624-6827
Fax: 612-624-8241

Counseling & Student Personnel Psychology

Thuen receives MSCA Potential Counselor Award

Marin ThuenMarin Thuen, Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology student, is a recent recipient of the Minnesota School Counseling Association Potential School Counselor Award. She was recognized at the MSCA Conference in early May and selected over graduate school counseling students from across the state. More

Help others grow academically and professionally

With a Masters of Arts in counseling and student personnel psychology (CSPP), you’ll be qualified to counsel others throughout the lifespan. Become a school counselor and help students develop academically, personally/socially, and in their careers. Study to be a college and student personnel counselor and work in a higher education setting. Or become a mental health professional and work in a community setting. Whatever you decide, a master's in CSPP leads to a fulfilling career that allows you to do well by doing good.How to apply



The CSPP M.A. is a two-year, full-time program. You’ll study individual, group, and family counseling, research and evaluation, counseling theory, human growth and development, diagnostic assessment, social and cultural foundations, ethics, and career development.

Areas of emphasis

Your curriculum requirements will depend on the area of emphasis you choose:


M.A. curriculum (48-53 credits)

Practicum / internship

During your second year, you’ll spend two to three full days per week at a practicum site practicing your counseling skills under the supervision of an appropriately licensed counselor.

Related licensures

Successful completion of the CSPP M.A. program prepares you to pursue the following Minnesota licensures:

Faculty & instructors

Caroline BurkeCaroline Burke | Email

Marguerite OhrtmanMarguerite Ohrtman | Email

Thomas SkovholtThomas Skovholt | Email

Sherri TurnerSherri Turner | Email


Emily ColtonEmily Colton | Email

“I wanted a career where I could make a difference in the lives of children and adolescents."

Jessica DepuydtJessica Depuydt | Email

“The Educational Psychology program was my first choice because the program has been highly regarded in the field of counseling for many years.”

Rose GanglRose Gangl | Email

Ned McCullyNed McCully | Email

“I realized I enjoyed working with people, especially students, and liked using my creative thinking skills to set and achieve goals.


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