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Career Development

The Master of Science Degree in Career Development is awarded only by a small number of colleges in the United States and will enable you to provide guidance to those seeking to advance their career or explore a new one. Our multidisciplinary curriculum allows you to develop the skills needed to assist people of all ages and backgrounds to establish and achieve their career objectives.

You'll gain practical, hands-on experience and training through two internships. Graduates can explore career opportunities such as career specialist at a college or university, human resources manager, or recruiter for corporate and nonprofit organizations.

Required Courses - 36 Credits

  • CLD 540 - Theories of Career Counseling, 3 cr.
  • CLD 547 - Methods and Tools of Assessment, 3 cr.
  • CLD 617 - Career Planning, Processes, and Procedures, 3 cr.
  • CLD 622 - Understanding, Evaluating, and Using Career Development Resources, 3 cr.
  • CLD 624 - Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Workshops, 3 cr.
  • GSC 505 - Research Methodology, 3 cr.
  • GSC 584 - Introduction to Theories of Counseling, 3 cr.
  • GSC 619 - Group Counseling, 3 cr.
  • PSY 581 - Interviewing and Counseling, 3 cr.
  • PSY 586 - Counseling the Culturally Diverse, 3 cr.
  • CLD 710 - Supervised Internship in Career Development I, 3 cr.
  • CLD 711 - Supervised Internship in Career Development II, 3 cr.

Graduates of this program may find employment in a variety of settings, such as private practice, industry, government, colleges and universities, counseling centers, and schools. Specific roles that these trained personnel may fill include:

  • College career planning director and staff
  • Personnel director and staff in human resource departments
  • Recruiter and employment counselor
  • Training and development staff in industry
  • Career development professional
  • Consultant
  • Career change counselor
  • Outplacement counselor
  • Pre-retirement and retirement counselor