M.S.Ed Clinical Mental Health Counseling
The M.S.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is comprised of 60 credits and is accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
Types of Employment: Graduates of the program may obtain employment in the following areas:
- Community mental health centers;
- Drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers;
- Career counseling centers;
- Mobile therapists;
- Family Based Mental Health therapists;
- Outpatient therapists;
- Behavioral specialists consultants (BSC);
- Probation/parole officers.
Licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC): Graduates of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program satisfy the academic requirements for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) and National Counseling Certification (NCC). The primary requirements for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania include 1) a master's degree of at least 48 graduate credits, 2) a total of 60 graduate credits, 3) 700 hours of fieldwork, 4) passing one of 4 approved national exams, one of which is the National Counselor Exam (NCE), and 5) 3,000 hours of supervised experience under a qualified supervisor.
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education
International Student Requirements:
Please see the program website for additional details.
Facts & Figures
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Loans Offered: Duquesne University's Office of Financial Aid provides information regarding loan opportunities. Special military/veteran tuition rates are available for some programs.
Locale: Large City