Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education

Educating students to make a positive impact on the world

The programs of the department of counseling, leadership and special education develop students into leaders and scholars. Join our department and develop into an educator, confident in your ability to serve as a positive influence, engaged citizen and dedicated leader in your community.

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has granted accreditation to the following programs in the department of counseling, leadership and special education at Missouri State University: Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling and Master of Science in School Counseling.

Undergraduate programs

Graduate programs


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