Department of Counseling and Higher Education

Research, Education, and Service

The Department of Counseling and Higher Education is one of four departments in the University of North Texas College of Education. The department houses two academic programs: the Counseling Program and the Higher Education Program, with over 500 graduate students pursuing degrees in some of the top-ranked degree programs in the country. See our quick facts sheet for more information.


Our mission is to promote human development through education, research and service that advance the professions of, and scholarship in, counseling and higher education. Our vision is to seek local, state, regional, national and international prominence as a collaborative and transformative community engaged in exemplary research, education and service that benefit the professions of counseling and higher education, the publics they serve and humanity at large.