Counseling and Human Services

The Department of Counseling and Human Services prepares the next generation of professional counselors, supervisors, counselor educators, and leaders who through commitment, excellence, and humanistic engagement will have meaningful and sustained impact in their communities.

We believe that all human beings have inherent worth and dignity, the ability to develop a greater sense of self-realization throughout the lifespan, and the need to cultivate personal and community-based well-being. We believe that each individual can make a difference, and because of that potential, each of us shares a responsibility to our clients, students, communities, culture, and society to work toward the betterment of human life.

Why Study with Us?

  • Our graduates have a 100% pass rate on the NY NCE state licensure exam.
  • Our job placement rate exceeds 90% within 6 months.
  • Our faculty are engaged, responsive, caring, accessible, and professionally networked in the counseling field.
  • Our students interact in the classroom and in supervision with talented and diverse masters and doctoral students.
  • Our facility has state-of-the-art technology for recording and documenting clinical work.
  • Our programs are professionally accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
  • We have long standing relationships with clinically rich programs within the school, university, and community.

Our Programs

Programs include extensive fieldwork opportunities in which students gain hands-on experience working with students and clients in a wide range of counseling and educational settings. Students work closely with their advisor and the fieldwork coordinator to identify settings that meet their individual interests and career goals.

Students are trained in the most current information in counseling and provided the opportunity to develop their skills and succeed in their chosen area of specialization. Doctoral students have many opportunities to develop their teaching, research and supervision skills and are prepared to be nationally competitive in academic and practice settings.

About our Department

Contact Us

Counseling and Human Services Department
440 Sims Hall
130 College Place
Syracuse, NY  13244

(315) 443-2266
Derek Seward, Department Chair
Sindy Pitts, Office Coordinator