Graduate Programs

24Average number of students in cohort

4Dedicated, full-time counseling professors

100%Job placement rate**Based on 2018 surveys

Become a Counselor

Welcome to the Counseling and Human Services (CHS) program! For more than forty years, the counseling program has equipped graduates with the knowledge and skills to serve as counselors and counselor supervisors in various institutions across Michiana, the state, and country.

At IU South Bend, you will learn, grow, and become a knowledgeable, ethical, and multiculturally competent counselor—a counselor who will go on to serve our schools and communities.

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Master’s Degree Concentrations

Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. CACREP standards are rigorous and ensure high quality programs. With a CACREP accredited degree from IU South Bend, you can go anywhere! Learn more about why accreditation matters.

Counseling Program & Student Outcomes

Program Highlights

  • Average cohort includes approximately 24 students.
  • You take many of your classes with the same students with whom you establish strong relationships and community.
  • The graduate counseling program is rigorous and our students support, assist, and challenge one another through the journey to degree.

  • Program is part-time to accommodate working professionals pursuing a degree.
  • On-campus courses are held in the evening between 5pm and 8pm.

  • The Counseling & Human Services program is accredited by CACREP, the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. Learn more about why accreditation matters: http://www.cacrep.org/.
  • The CHS program of IU South Bend is well known in the Michiana region. Our graduates have gone on to serve as counselors and administrators in various institutions in the surrounding area, as well as all over the state and the country.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete the IU South Bend graduate online application
  • Provide official transcripts noting bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
    • (Indiana University graduates need not send transcript)
  • Provide three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement. For guidance, please review “Documents” section in the online application.
  • Interview with faculty and current students
    • Eligible applicants will be invited to interview in early April.
IMPORTANT
Interview/Orientation Day will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.
Please mark your calendars to avoid time conflicts.
We can’t wait to meet you!
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Submit an application!

All applications are due April 1.

Classes begin in mid-May.

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Step by Step Application Guide

For more information, take the first step and contact our graduate advisor, Steve Gross, at stevgros@iu.edu or call 574-520-4845.