Mar 02, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

Counseling and Higher Education


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Chair: Suzanne E. Degges-White

Graduate Faculty

Adam W. Carter, assistant professor, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Suzanne E. Degges-White, professor, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Melissa Fickling, assistant professor, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
LaVerne Gyant, professor, Ed.D., Pennsylvania State University
Kimberly A. Hart, Ph.D., clinical assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University
Jehan Hill, assistant professor, Ph.D., Idaho State University
Xiaodan Hu, assistant professor, Ph.D., University of Florida
Dana Isawi, assistant professor, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Katy S. Jaekel, associate professor, Ph.D., Iowa State University
Carrie A. Kortegast, associate professor, Ph.D., Iowa State University
Gudrun Nyunt, clinical assistant professor, Ph.D., University of Maryland
Peitao Zhu, assistant professor, Ph.D., Syracuse University

The Department of Counseling and Higher Education offers graduate courses leading to the degrees: Master of Science in Education, Doctor of Education, and Doctor of Philosophy. The department advances scholarly activity for faculty and students and supports individual and collaborative efforts in institutional and noninstitutional settings.

Students interested in educator licensure should also see “Educator Licensure Information.”

Master of Science in Education
All courses with the CAHE designator may be counted toward a student’s program in higher education and student affairs, counseling, or counselor education and supervision.

Adult and higher education
Counseling

Doctor of Education
All courses with the CAHE designator may be counted toward a student’s program in higher education, counseling, or counselor education and supervision.

Doctor of Philosophy
Counselor education and supervision

Admission

The faculty in the Department of Counseling and Higher Education selects the best-qualified applicants for admission to its programs. When the number of applicants exceeds a program’s capacity, qualified applicants may be denied admission and encouraged to reapply at a later date. Decisions about admissions are ordinarily made each academic term.

Any applicant who is denied admission to a program in the department may submit to the appropriate program admissions committee a written request for reconsideration that includes information not previously submitted. Final decisions of program admissions committees may be appealed to the department’s Committee on Admissions, Retention, and Professional Standards. Appeals to this committee must be in writing and must explain the basis for the appeal.

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