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Why Consider a Post-Master's in Counseling Program at Duquesne?

Description: This program is designed for students whom already possess a master's degree in counseling or a closely related field (e.g., psychology, social work), and whom are seeking additional credits to be eligible for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC), or whom are seeking certification as a school counselor. In Pennsylvania, in order to be eligible for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC), applicants must have a master's degree that it at last 48 credits. The program director works with the applicant in individualizing the program of study.

Application Process:

1) Submit to the Program Director, Dr. Jered Kolbert  a) letter of request, which includes your contact information, reason for seeking entrance to the post-master's program, and b) unofficial copies of all graduate transcripts. These documents can be emailed to the Program Director, or mailed to: Counselor Education Program Director, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282.

2) The Program Director will contact the applicant to arrange an admissions interview.

Applying for Licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC): Be advised that completion of post-master's credit for licensure does not guarantee licensure eligibility. You must contact the state licensing board for all eligibility requirements. The contact information follows:

Board Telephone: (717) 783-1389
E-mail: socialwo@pados.dos.state.pa.us
Web page: www.dos.state.pa.us

School Counseling Certification: This is for persons seeking school counseling certification in Pennsylvania. Most persons seeking this endorsement need to complete a number of content courses, an internship in a school setting, and pass the Praxis II-Professional School Counselor (0421), unless they are Licensed as a Professional Counselor (LPC).