Department of Counselor Education & School Psychology

The Department of Counselor Education and School Psychology (CESP) prepares students for careers as mental health counselors, marriage, couple and family therapists, school counselors, school psychologists and counselor educators. Through strong partnerships with public schools, non-profit organizations, and community agencies and centers, CESP provides students with multiple opportunities to engage in embedded field experiences, internships and research.

Department of Criminal Justice

The Department of Criminal Justice provides excellence in teaching, research and service. Dedicated to its students, the faculty delivers outstanding instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, incorporating learning, service and inquiry. The department also conducts quality research and pursues local, state and federal funding to advance knowledge in our discipline. By actively developing meaningful partnerships, it provides exemplary service to the university and the broader professional and academic community.

Department of Educational Leadership & Higher Education

The Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education (HELE) offers degree options, both at the undergraduate an graduate level, that provide students with a critical understanding of working collaboratively in K-12 and higher education administration, educational policy and technical education.

Department of Health Management & Informatics

The Department of Health Management and Informatics offers innovative academic programs in health management that prepare students for the challenges of a highly turbulent and competitive health care industry.

Department of Learning Sciences & Educational Research

The Department of Learning Sciences and Educational Research (LaSER) is an interdisciplinary department focusing on the application of psychological theories and research addressing how people learn; how educators can meet the needs of diverse advanced, gifted, and talented learners; the design and application of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed research methodologies, measurement, and program evaluation; and the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative instructional methodologies and programs in K-12, higher education, and business and industry settings.

Department of Legal Studies

The Department of Legal Studies provides excellence in teaching, research and service related to the law and legal community. Dedicated to its students, the faculty delivers outstanding instruction at the undergraduate level, incorporating learning, service and inquiry. By actively developing meaningful partnerships, it provides exemplary service to the university and the broader professional and academic community.

Doctoral Program in Public Affairs

The Doctoral Program in Public Affairs prepares future leaders to deal with complex social, health and governance issues that cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries. The program has a community-based focus with an emphasis on collaborative relationships across the public, private and nonprofit sectors of the community. The curriculum comprises an interdisciplinary core with advanced studies in one of four tracks: Criminal Justice, Health Services Management and Research, Public Administration or Social Work.

School of Public Administration

The School of Public Administration is dedicated to providing a quality education to undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in pursuing careers in nonprofit management, urban and regional planning, research administration, emergency management, and public administration. We strive to create a brighter future for our students so that they, in turn, can better serve the community.

School of Teacher Education

The School of Teacher Education (STE) provides quality professional education programs to students entering careers as educators and trainers, and to practicing teachers seeking to enhance their professional knowledge and skills through advanced studies. STE offers undergraduate and graduate degree options in the following program areas: Early Childhood Development and Education, Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education, and Secondary Education, which includes Art Education, English Language Arts Education, Mathematics Education, Physical Education, Science Education, and World Languages Education. Additionally, several graduate certificate programs are available.