24 months
1329 USD/credit 39870 USD/year
1329 USD/credit 39870 USD/year
966 USD/credit 28980 USD/year
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Prepare for a career as a counselor in an agency or school with Temple University’s Master of Educatio in Counseling Psychology, and acquire the assessment and therapeutic skills necessary to work with diverse populations in various applied settings. 


Learn to facilitate healthy personal and interpersonal relationships across the lifespan, working with couples, families, groups and individuals.

This master’s degree equips students with the tools needed to become multiculturally competent counselors in diverse settings. Skills in multicultural competence and cultural awareness are woven into every course. The Counseling Psychology MEd at Temple University was also one of the first programs in the country to require students to take a multicultural counseling course in order to graduate.

Small classes foster direct, collaborative relationships with instructors and classmates. Clinical courses in particular are limited to 15 students. The Counseling Psychology MEd provides ample opportunities for intensive, hands-on training, culminating in a year-long practicum and internship experience. Experiential components are also integrated into most courses.

Future Career

Graduates with an MEd in Counseling Psychology typically work as agency or school counselors in a variety of clinical settings which include, but are not limited to, community mental health agencies, hospitals, K-12 schools, nonprofit organizations, universities and private practice. They also may use the degree to pursue doctoral training in a related discipline.

Through core counseling classes, clinical course work and a combined 700 hours of field placement through practicum and internship, the counseling psychology program prepares mental health students to meet the educational requirements needed to apply for counselor licensure. The program also prepares school counseling students to meet the educational requirements to apply for certification upon completion of the program and passing of the Praxis examination.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories of Counseling Psychology
  • Group Counseling
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Addiction, Counseling, and Biological Bases of Behavior
  • Couples and Family Counseling
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Take a standardized test 
  • Complete online application
  • Letters of Reference: 2
  • Statement of Goals: In 500 to 1,000 words, outline your interest in seeking a master’s degree with a specific focus on the career to which you aspire, your interests, and your academic and job-related experiences that are relevant to the program.
  • Interview
  • Resume: Current resume required.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    39870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    28980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 966 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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