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Student Advisement

All graduate students in the department will have their program of study developed with the Program Coordinator or their assigned advisor, once they have been accepted. The body of each program will reflect the particular specialization selected by the student and be approved by the Program Coordinator. This individualized program will be designed to meet the specific needs and career goals of the graduate student. Completion of supervised field experiences melds learning with on-site application, and is required in all programs and concentrations.

In a few cases, students may be granted conditional acceptance into the program due to minimal deficiencies evidenced by their GPA or entrance examination score. All aspects of this acceptance must be successfully achieved for full matriculation to be considered. Students admitted under this status are encouraged to meet with their assigned advisor soon after admission and throughout the period of their conditional acceptance.


Dr. Les Kooyman
Director, PhD in Counseling

Ms. Kathleen M. Mangano
Clinical Coordinator, Counseling Field Experience

Dr. Muninder Ahluwalia
Coordinator, Counseling School/Student Affairs/Higher Education

Dr. Matthew Shurts
Coordinator, Clinical Mental Health/Addictions Concentration

Ms. Lisa Ellis
Coordinator of All Certification Programs, Student Assistance Coordinator