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Counseling, MS (Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education)

Master of Science Degree in Counseling with a concentration in Student Affairs in Higher Education

counselor speaking with college student

Career Outlook

As more and more individuals search for post-secondary education, the demand for education administrators is expected to grow 10% from 2016 to 2026 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Further, the COVID-19 pandemic and changing educational landscape has increased the need for professionals in the digital education and mental health fields to support student success beyond the classroom.

The program is designed to prepare higher education professionals for careers in: 

  • Community colleges, public and private institutions
  • Online and distance education services
  • Advising
  • Career services
  • Student life
  • Admissions
  • Financial aid
  • Multicultural affairs
  • Online student support services 

Finance Your Education

The University of Nebraska offers some of the most affordable tuition rates in the region, particularly for our online programs. Explore the array of funding options to finance your education in a way that makes sense for you.

Online tuition rates are calculated by credit hour and college offering the course and, because the University of Nebraska is a public institution supported by Nebraska taxpayers, Nebraska residents may receive a lower tuition rate than out-of-state students.

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Note: Campuses may charge additional fees; see the Paying for School page for more details.

We believe cost should not be a barrier to accessing higher education, even for online programs. Financial aid and scholarships are available for many students. Please see the Paying for School page for additional information and links to campus financial aid resources.

Our programs are an ideal way for military, veterans, and dependents to advance education with military advisers and staff on each campus, flexible deployment and activation policies, and generous acceptance of transfer credits. Visit our Prospective Student page and explore what the University of Nebraska offers.

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Transfer Credits

If you are a college student considering transferring courses, an adult returning to college or a high school student with college credit, Transfer Nebraska is for you.

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