The Master of Science in Professional Counseling (MPC) program is designed for students seeking careers in mental health-related fields with children, adults, and families across a wide-array of settings including schools, hospitals, correctional facilities, and community mental health agencies.
Students may choose an Adult-Generalist track, a Child & Family track, a School Counseling track, or an Alcohol & Drug Counseling track.
Program strengths include small class sizes instructed by experienced faculty in the fields of counseling, social work, and psychology, and a multidisciplinary approach that utilizes "real-world" learning experiences in assessment, counseling techniques and theory. Additionally, student internship options are plentiful with over 110 affiliated sites in the Pittsburgh Region that offer a wide-array of training opportunities.
With classes held in the evenings, on weekends, and online, the MS in Professional Counseling is the perfect fit for the currently employed professional or the student who has just completed their undergraduate education.
At the completion of the 60-credit program, students will be eligible to obtain their licensure in professional counseling (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania after additional supervised experience in the field. A 48-credit program is also available for those not pursuing licensure. Additionally, the School Counseling and Alcohol & Drug Counseling Certificate Programs are options for those seeking to enhance their existing degrees.
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For more information about the program, please contact:
Kathleen Chrisman, PhD
Associate Director, Graduate Admissions
E-mail Kathleen Chrisman