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Counseling Department

Department of Counseling

Our counseling degree programs will prepare you for careers in the human services, mental health counseling, school counseling, and college counseling.

A Top College for Counseling Degrees

The desire to help and serve others is a calling and the demand is high. Wayne State will help you develop your human interaction skills with a broad foundation in psychology and sociology. With a counseling degree, you will be prepared to help others cope with certain situations and even help them better understand what is happening in their lives. Wayne State College is one of the few colleges in the nation to offer a four-year degree in counseling that makes you ready for the work force.  

If a master’s degree in counseling is in your sights, our specialized coursework and graduate research opportunities will help prepare you for an excellent future.  Wayne State’s master’s degree in counseling ranks at the top for our program completion and job placement rates, low cost, accreditation length, licensing exam pass rate, and research productivity.

Our undergraduate human service degree is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE). The clinical mental health graduate program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Counseling Help Clinic

The Help Clinic provides quality counseling at no cost to residents of Northeast Nebraska. Our services empower individuals through support, hope, and healing to improve the quality of their lives. The clinic is staffed by graduate students in our counseling program and is equipped to help people who are dealing with personal concerns, relationship difficulties, substance abuse, grief, and more. 

 

Ethan Hanson

“I toured a lot of colleges my senior year of high school, but Wayne was so welcoming. It had a wonderful atmosphere and great advising. I like how often the college and community work together. Professors in the counseling major practice what they preach. They would go to the ends of the earth to help you. They are warm and inviting. I’ve noticed they truly want to know who I am, and they have all the tools to help you succeed.”

 

Ethan Hanson '17

Hometown: North Platte, Neb.
B.S. Human Service Counseling

Nationally Ranked Programs

Counseling programs at Wayne State are nationally ranked and recognized for incredible value, successful graduates, and innovative learning.

Most Affordable College in Nebraska, 2018 - College Affordability Guide

No. 1 in Nebraska

Most Affordable College in Nebraska, 2018

College Affordability Guide

Top Ranked Human Development and Family Studies College, 2019 - College Factual

No. 1 in Nebraska, Top 1% in the U.S.

Top Ranked Human Development and Family Studies College, 2019

College Factual

Most Affordable Master's in Counseling, 2017 - Best Counseling Degrees. Cheapest counseling masters degrees award.

No. 1 in Nebraska;
No. 5 in the Midwest

Most Affordable Master's in Counseling, 2017-18

Best Counseling Degrees

Learn From the Best

Our faculty are accomplished, with 100% of our full-time faculty having the highest degree in their field. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in our counseling programs.

Counseling Scholarships

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships for counseling students.

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