Duquesne University

School of Education

Clinical Mental Health Counseling


600 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15282

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S.Ed Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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

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