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.
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
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).