Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University

Guidance and Counseling


NWMSU St. Joseph Center

800 University Drive

Maryville, MO 64468

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Guidance and Counseling

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Guidance & Counseling program trains graduate students in the developmental approach to school counseling and in one of its derivatives, the Missouri Comprehensive Guidance Program. Using a developmental approach, the program focuses on the three primary functions of the modern school counselor: consultation, coordination, and counseling. Thre are 12 additional hours of coursework for candidates who do not hold a teaching degree.


Northwest is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Northwest has been an AQIP institution since 2005, and served as a pilot institution in the development of AQIP in the late 1990s. In addition to being accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Northwest programs are accredited by: • Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs(ACBSP) • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) • Council for the Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism& Related Professions (COAPRT) • Council for the Accreditation of the American Association ofFamily and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) • Missouri State Board of Education • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Distant Town

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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