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Department ofCounseling & Human Services

Our Mission

The mission of the department is to prepare human services and counseling professionals to provide supportive, educational, and counseling services in a wide range of settings, including agencies, PK-12 schools, and colleges and universities; to contribute to knowledge in human services and counseling through scholarly contributions of faculty members and students; and to provide service to the human services and counseling professions, the community, and Old Dominion University.

Working together

  • Human Services degree (B.S.) in traditional and online program formats
  • Nationally ranked, CACREP-accredited Counseling graduate programs (M.S.Ed. in mental health/school/college counseling specialties, Ph.D. in Counselor Education or Leadership concentrations)
  • Gender and racial/ethnic diversity in undergraduate and graduate programs
  • High graduation rates with support for completing programs in an expedited time frame through multiple and flexible course formats
  • 20+ nationally known full-time faculty members
  • Study abroad and service learning opportunities
  • Competitive research and teaching assistantships for students
  • Extensive supervision, teaching, clinical, and research experiences in graduate education
  • Community partnerships with local schools, communities, agencies, and the military
  • Comprehensive student advising services and mentorship to maximize success
  • Click here for CACREP program outcome data