M.S. Ed. Counselor Education
Duquesne University Counselor Education Program offers students an opportunity to complete the Master of Science in Education in School Counseling (with certifications in both elementary and secondary), Clinical Mental Health Counseling, or Marriage and Family Counseling. All three master's degrees are offered during weeknights, and we may offer a Saturday program for the 2014-15 academic year.
• Students entering any of the 3 master's counselor education programs during the 2013-14 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 in required for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC), and graduates of counseling psychology or clinical psychology programs cannot 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.