Department of Human Development Counseling

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 click here.

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.

All HDC graduate students can apply for an assistantship which provides our graduate students a unique way to help with the cost of their degree.  Both types of our assistantship programs are set up to be more than just a tuition waiver and paycheck; our assistantship programs offer real-world, resume’ building experience.

Learn more about what you can do with this degree and the certifications and licensure that you can seek upon graduation from the Human Development Counseling (HDC) Program.

HDC in the News

Art Express, led by HDC clinical faculty Karen Lee, receives a $2,000 donation from Fat Ass 5K and Street Party for Charity. Read more about the donation at UIS News. Many current HDC students help facilitate Art Express in their practicum or internship clinical experience. Get a glimpse of Art Express in a recent article.

For Students

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. Read More »