School Counseling, Master | Duquesne University | Pittsburgh, United States
24 months
1363 USD/credit 40890 USD/year
1363 USD/credit 40890 USD/year
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Integrate your passion with the skills and knowledge needed to become a school counselor with the School Counseling program from Duquesne University.


This CACREP accredited program in School Counseling program from Duquesne University prepares graduates for school counseling certification, and licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) which is essential employment in the mental health field and private practice. Students may complete the Master's of Science in Education in School Counseling program within 2 years or also have the option of completing the program on a part-time basis. Students have the option of taking classes in the early evening and late afternoon. Graduates are very successful in obtaining employment in school and mental health settings.

Strengths of the 60-credit School Counseling program include:

  • Accreditation: Some states require graduation from a CACREP accredited program to obtain Licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Tuition Award: Students receive a 15% tuition award for taking 6 credits per semester
  • Licensure and Certification: The program meets the academic requirements in Pennsylvania (and most other states) for both School Counseling Certification, and Licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC), which is essential for working in the mental health field
  • Level II Certification: This program satisfies the Pennsylvania Department of Education's (PDE) academic requirements for level II instructional (teacher) certification for persons with a level I instructional (teacher) certificate
  • Time to Degree: Earning your Master's degree in School Counseling can be completed within two (2) years by taking 9-12 credits per semester
  • Full-time and Part-time options: Students have the option to complete the program on a full-, half-, or part-time basis if desired
  • No Pre-requisites: This program accepts students with Bachelor's degrees in a variety of areas. There are no undergraduate pre-requisites, other than having a Bachelor's degree
  • Small to Moderate Class Sizes: Classes typically range from 6-25 students and are conveniently held in the evenings allowing students to remain employed during the day
  • Variety of Fieldwork Options: Students have the opportunity to experience a variety of schools and mental health agencies for fieldwork
  • Large Alumni Base: As a graduate of this program, you will be amongst the 1200 alumni who are leaving an impression on the field of mental health as leaders and innovators.

Graduates may obtain employment as/in:

  • School counselors in public, private, charter, cyber, and alternative schools as well as in intermediate units
  • School-based therapists
  • University career, admissions, and advising offices
  • Mental health counseling positions (e.g., outpatient, in-home, family-based, etc.).


Accreditation by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Therapeutic Techniques in Counseling
  • Research Methods & Design
  • School Counseling
  • Multicultural Issues and Strategies in Counseling
  • Helping English Language Learners in Mainstream Classes
  • Lifespan Development and Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Bachelor’s Degree- All majors welcomed to apply
  • Resume/curriculum vitae 
  • Graduate education essay (limited to 250 words and should concern the applicant's professional plans upon acquiring a master's degree in counseling)
  • Official transcripts. If your undergraduate and/or graduate degrees are from an institution located outside of the United States, you must use a transcript credential evaluation service to obtain a course-by-course report. 
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo; Duquesne University requires submission of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Duolingo English Test (DET) scores for all non-native English-speaking applicants who attended a university outside of the United States.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1363 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    40890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1363 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
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