Counseling and Human Development

Program Type
Master of Science
Main Campus in Radford, VA


The M.S. in Counseling and Human Development includes two concentrations. The clinical mental health counseling program trains counselors by providing hands-on experience and teaching them about different counseling approaches. The school counseling program prepares school counselors to support students in grades K-12, these counselors take on leadership and advocacy roles to help all students.

Why Study Counseling and Human Development at Radford?

  • We have a unique blend of courses designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary for becoming a thoughtful and caring counselor.
  • The program is intensely clinical and involves significant student engagement in situated learning or clinical practice.
  • Emphasis is placed on the student’s personal and professional growth and development.
  • You’ll develop a thorough knowledge of the helping process and their personal role as a facilitator of human development and change. Your individual style of counseling will be created as you study through a blend of courses, directed experiences, supervised clinical practice, and personal growth. This unique combination has proven to be an effective training process for our graduates who seek employment as professional counselors in varied settings or who desire advanced graduate study beyond the master’s degree.

Careers and Internships

Become licensed as either a Professional School Counselor (school concentration) OR a Licensed Professional Counselor (CMHC concentration).