The Department bases its program on belief in the inherent worth and dignity of each person, the importance of developing self awareness and continuing personal growth throughout the lifespan.

Graduates of the program help persons as individuals, couples, or as members of a family.  Students in the HDC program choose from one of three concentrations: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, or Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling.

Why Choose HDC?

HDC continues to be accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).  For more details on the importance of accreditation visit HDC Accreditation 

The HDC program offers flexibility to both traditional and non-traditional students.  A recent graduate of HDC shares his experience as a student in the program.

What You Can Do With This Degree

Our graduates provide professional counseling and consulting services in schools as teachers, counselors, and administrators; in business as personnel and employee relations administrators; in mental health agencies as individual, marriage and family counselors and administrators; in higher education as teachers, administrators, or career counselors; and in hospitals as chaplains, therapists, and administrators.

You can also find employment in government agencies, residential treatment centers, community counseling agencies, or in private practice.

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Faculty Focus

The Department of Human Development Counseling currently includes four full-time faculty members, one clinical instructor, two emeritus professors, and three adjunct instructors.