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Counseling & Human Services

The Department of Counseling and Human Services (CHS) 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.

NEW Scholarships available for our Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling master’s programs!

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.

Graduates of our CACREP-accredited programs have a 100% pass rate on the New York State licensure examination and a 90%+ job placement rate within 6 months. Students are trained in the most current standards and techniques in counseling in state-of-the-art facilities by engaged, responsive, accessible, and professionally networked faculty. Extensive fieldwork opportunities give hands-on experience working with students and clients in local counseling and educational settings.

Our graduates go on to be leaders in the fields of counselor education, crisis counseling, school counseling, counseling with vulnerable populations, rehabilitation and treatment programs, career counseling and services, academic advising and support, and more.

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Department of Counseling and Human Services
440 Sims Hall, 130 College Place
Syracuse, NY 13244
315.443.2266

Derek Seward, Associate Professor; Chair of Counseling and Human Services
dxseward@syr.edu|315.443.9623
Derek Seward
Sindy Pitts, Office Coordinator
skpitts@syr.edu|315.443.2266
Sindy Pitts