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Academic Programs


The Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education's (CAHE) mission is to promote high standards of professional education in an environment attentive to the needs of students, faculty, and the broader society it serves.

CAHE is committed to the best practices in the preparation and continuing education of professionals in the fields of counseling, adult education, and higher education, while advancing scholarly activity; supporting individual and collaborative efforts in institutional and non-institutional settings; and advancing diversity and equity in teaching, research, and services.

Degree programs


Adult and Higher Education (M.S.Ed.)
Counseling (M.S.Ed.)


Adult and Higher Education (Ed.D.)
Community College Leadership Program (Ed.D.)
Counselor Education and Supervision (Ph.D.)


Adult Education  
College Teaching
Higher Education 
Trauma-Informed Counseling
School Counselor Institute



Upcoming Events

NIU Counseling Symposium

MSEd Counseling Pre-Admissions Workshop

Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.

PhD CES Pre-Admissions Workshop

Friday, February, 23, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.

Graduate Student Assistantship Recruitment Program

Friday, March 23 - Saturday, March 24, 2018