Counselor Education

Pennsylvania State University

M.Ed. On Campus
24 months
38198 USD/year
38198 USD/year
22464 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Professional preparation is offered at the master's level (M.Ed.) with emphasis areas in career counseling, clinical mental health counseling, school counseling, and rehabilitation counseling.The Counselor Education program is offered at Pennsylvania State University.


The Counselor Education program at Pennsylvania State University prepares candidates for positions as counselor education faculty members. The D.Ed. program helps students prepare to become supervisors of counseling services.

Penn State is in the top 1 percent of universities worldwide and has the largest alumni network in the nation. Founded in 1855, the University combines academic rigor with a vibrant campus life as it carries out its mission of teaching, research, and service with pride and focuses on the future throughout Pennsylvania and the world. Granted the highest rating for research universities by the Carnegie Foundation, Penn State teaches students to be leaders with a global perspective.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Group Procedures in Guidance and Counseling
  • Introduction to Counseling and Development
  • Counseling Theory and Method
  • Foundations of Career Development and Counseling Information
  • Individual Counseling Procedures
  • Multicultural Counseling: Foundations
  • Applied Testing in Counseling
  • Research in Counselor Education
  • Counseling Practicum
  • Counseling Internship and Integrative Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • All international applicants must take and submit scores for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38198 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38198 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    38198 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38198 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    22464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22464 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Counselor Education
Pennsylvania State University


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