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Human Development Counseling

University of Illinois Springfield

12 months
21816 USD/year
21816 USD/year
10632 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Human Development Counseling at the University of Illinois Springfield strives to educate traditional and non-traditional students with a primary goal to prepare highly competent Professional Counselors who are able to work with diverse populations, in various settings in Central and Southern Illinois.


The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) has accredited the clinical mental health counseling, school counseling, and marriage, couple and family counseling concentrations.

Successful completion of the curriculum for these concentrations leads to eligibility for certification through the National Board of Certified Counselors, and/or State of Illinois licensure.


Career options for Human Development Counseling graduates at the University of Illinois Springfield in the clinical mental health and marriage, couple, and family counseling concentrations include counseling in mental health, correctional, social welfare, rehabilitative, and human relations agencies, institutions, and environments. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamental Issues and Ethics in Counseling
  • Theories of Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Developmental Counseling
  • Career/Lifestyle Counseling
  • Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
  • Family Dynamics
  • Consultation and Crisis Intervention
  • Psychopathology and the DSM
  • Appraisal Techniques in Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


61 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3 (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the Online Admissions Application
  • Personal Statement – This is an applicant’s chance to tell us about themselves. Describe interests and accomplishments which are not indicated elsewhere on the application.
  • Academic Statement – Tell us more about professional aspiration, intellectual interests, and personal experiences relevant to the choice of a specific academic program at the University of Illinois at Springfield.
  • Applications are considered for fall admissions only
  • 3 Recommendation Forms
  • Written essay and group interview
  • Full Admission: Minimum GPA of 3.00 for last 60 credit hours of undergraduate degree or cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    21816 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10908 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    21816 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10908 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10632 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5316 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Springfield

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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