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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 Graduate Counseling Handbook provides information regarding program curricula, faculty, performance outcomes, program and university policies, professional associations, and student services. We hope to see you in class!

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 seek Nebraska licensure in Counseling (LMHP) and/or Nebraska endorsement in School Counseling. The programs 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. Laura Gaudet 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 information, please contact Dr. Laura Gaudet, Department Chair, Counseling, Psychological Sciences, & Social Work at 308-432-6332 or or Dr. Kathleen Woods at

Please see the Graduate Counseling Student Handbook for more detailed information.





Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation

The CSC Graduate School Counseling Program (MAE degree) is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and formally approved by the State of Nebraska.


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. 

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