Chadron State College
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welcomeThe Counseling Program faculty and staff welcome you to the CSC Graduate Counseling Program website. We hope our program will meet your academic and professional goals as you embark on your chosen career as a professional counselor. Our website and Counseling Student Handbook will provide you with information regarding program curricula, faculty, performance outcomes, program and university policies, professional associations, and student services.

The Counseling program at Chadron State College offers a Master of Arts in Education (MAE) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and in School Counseling. The programs are designed to provide experiences that will allow you to apply as a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP) in Nebraska and/or Nebraska endorsement as a School Counselor. Additionally, we offer graduate and undergraduate coursework leading to licensure as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) in Nebraska.The programs and academic courses will prepare you to work professionally in a variety of public and private counseling agencies or within elementary and secondary school settings.



Apply to CSC Graduate Studies

The first step to begin your journey is to to apply for admission to CSC Graduate Studies through the online CSC Graduate Studies Home Page



Schedule an Interview

The second step is to be accepted into Graduate Studies at CSC, you will be considered for acceptance into the Counseling Program. Please contact Dr. Kathleen Woods to schedule a personal prospective student interview.



Attend the New Student Orientation

Once you've completed your interview and received acceptance into the Counseling Program, you will attend a New Student Orientation prior to, or during, your first semester of classes.


For more detailed information, contact Dr. Kathleen Woods, Counseling Program Director, at



The National Council

 for Accreditation of Teacher Education

The CSC Graduate School Counseling Program (MAE degree) is accredited by the The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and formally approved by the State of Nebraska. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through The Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) advances excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning. NCATE and the TEAC/NCATE consolidation into the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation are recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Higher Learning Commission Accreditation

The Chadron State College Graduate Counseling Program MAE degrees are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) to confer the residential and online Master of Education degree and the Master of Arts in Education degree. 

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

The Chadron State College Graduate Counseling Program MAE degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is currently working toward CACREP accreditation. We hope to become accredited by the year 2020. CACREP accredits master’s and doctoral degree programs in counseling and its specialties that are offered by colleges and universities in the United States and throughout the world.