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M.S. Ed. Counselor Education

The Duquesne University Counselor Education Program offers Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Counseling, and School Counseling (PreK-12). All three master's degrees are offered during weeknights.

Strengths

• Students entering any of the 3 master's counselor education programs during the 2014-15 academic year will receive a scholarship of 25% discounted tuition through the duration of their master's training as long as they are enrolled in 6 credits per semester.
• The Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and Marriage and Family Counseling Programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP accreditation indicates that the Program has a rigorous curriculum and provides comprehensive fieldwork supervision. The regulations for Licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC) and certification for school counselors in most states is based on the CACREP model, and graduates of CACREP programs are better able to obtain licensure or certification when moving to other states. Some states require that applicants for licensure or certification have graduated from a CACREP accredited program. Graduates of CACREP programs are able to apply to be a National Certified Counselor (NCC) while in the last semester of study; this can save the graduate two years of post-master's experience.
• Graduates receive a master's degree in counselor education. In some states, such as Ohio and Virginia, a master's degree in counselor education is required for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC), and graduates of counseling psychology or clinical psychology programs may not obtain the LPC in those states.
• The Counselor Education Program has small to average class sizes.
• Students have the option of full- or part-time matriculation. Full-time students may graduate within two years (2 fall, spring and summer semesters).
• Duquesne University has a national and growing reputation.
• The Counselor Education Program Faculty members are active practitioners and researchers who identify with the counseling profession.
• Students may select from various mental health agencies and school districts in choosing a fieldwork site.
• The university campus is adjacent to downtown Pittsburgh and yet has a distinct identity.

School Counseling

The Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) in School Counseling is comprised of 60 graduate credits. Program graduates are prepared to obtain employment as school guidance counselors, or student assistance counselors, in various types of educational settings, including:

• public schools,
• private schools,
• charter schools,
• cyber schools,
• alternative schools,
• intermediate units,
• and university career, admissions, and advising offices.

To find out more information about this program, click here.


Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is comprised of 60 graduate credits. It is a specialized practitioners' degree designed to prepare students to work as professional counselors in human service agencies, which include the following types of settings/roles:

• Community mental health centers;
• Drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers;
• Career counseling centers;
• Mobile therapists;
• Family Based Mental Health therapists;
• Outpatient therapists;
• Behavioral specialists consultants (BSC);
• Probation/parole officers.

For more information about our program, please click here.


Marriage and Family Counseling

The Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) in Marriage and Family Counseling is comprised of 60 graduate credits. It is a practitioners' degree designed to prepare students to work as professional counselors in human service and counseling agencies, which include the following types of settings/roles:

• Community mental health centers;
• Drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers;
• Mobile therapists;
• Family Based Mental Health therapists;
• Outpatient therapists;
• Behavioral specialists consultants (BSC);

For more information about our program, please click here.

Post-Master's

This program is designed for those students interested in applying for Post-Masters Degree credits; options include school certification, additional credit hours toward counselor licensure, or an additional major in counseling.

Application Procedures

All M.S. Ed. Counselor Education programs follow the same application procedures

FAQ

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Faculty

To learn about the counseling program faculty including their academic credentials, professional experiences, and scholarship, click here.

Alumni

DU Alumnus Offers Strategies for Better Parenting in 2013

DU Alumnus Barron Whited, M.S.Ed.'04, a high school guidance counselor at Agora Cyber Charter School, stopped by Pittsburgh's local CBS affiliate, KDKA-TV, to talk about ways to be a better parent in 2013.

View the segment!