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Counseling and Higher Education

The Department of Counseling and Higher Education has three academic program areas and two centers. The Human Services program offers a bachelor-completion degree. The Counselor Education program area offers master’s and doctoral degrees in Counselor Education. Higher Education and Student Affairs offers master’s degrees in College Student Personnel and Higher Education, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education. Students from across the country as well as from outside the United States come to study at both of these highly respected programs. Though different in many respects, they both share a commitment to excellence in scholarship, leadership and professionalism in their respective programs.

Counseling and Higher Education News

August 4, 2020
Alumni Spotlight: Bridget Asempapa

Dr. Bridget Asempapa, professor and school counseling program coordinator at West Chester University, co-authored her first book, “Counselor Wellness: Caring for Self to Care for Others,” which was published in January.

July 1, 2020
Alumni Spotlight: Shih-Hua Chang

Dr. Shih-Hua Chang, a professor of Educational Psychology and Counseling at National Taiwan Normal University, won the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW) 2020 Professional Advancement Award for her research addressing codependency in Taiwanese college students.

July 1, 2020
Student Success: Oumarou Abdoulaye Balarabe
As he pursues his Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs, Oumarou Abdoulaye Balarabe has established himself as a leader and advocate for international students on campus. This year, he was honored with Ohio University’s Outstanding Doctoral Student Leadership Award. “I must say that it is encouraging and humbling that both my studen...