Duquesne University Counselor Education Program offers students an opportunity to complete the:
Master of Science in Education in School Counseling (with certifications in both elementary and secondary)
or Marriage and Family Therapy
All three areas are offered during weekdays and evenings. In addition, we also offer a Saturday Studies Program.
The master's degree program in Counselor Education at Duquesne is one of only a handful of programs that are nationally accredited in Pennsylvania. The Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Program’s (CACREP) approval of the Duquesne program permits graduates to apply for national certification while in the last semester of study; this can save the graduate two years of post master's experience.
The School Counseling program requires a minimum of 60 semester hours for the degree and endorsement for the Educational Specialist I Certificate for Elementary and Secondary School Counseling in Pennsylvania.
NCATE - National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
PDE - Pennsylvania Department of Education
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
CACREP - Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
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