What will I learn?

This CACREP accredited program prepares graduates for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) which is essential for employment in the mental health field and private practice. Students may complete the Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program within 2 years or also have the option of completing the program on a part-time basis. Students have the option of taking classes in the early evening and late afternoon. Graduates of the program are very successful in obtaining employment in mental health settings, working as out- and in-patient therapists, mobile therapists, substance abuse counselors, etc.

Graduates may obtain employment in or work as:

  • 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.

The educational experiences of Duquesne's Counselor Education program:

  • Are grounded in theories of wellness, holism and development
  • Involve community engagement and are informed by an understanding of systemic context and multicultural theory
  • Focus on the core elements of an effective helping relationship
  • Emphasize self-awareness, personal development, and experiential learning.

Which department am I in?

School of Education

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
USD $1,363 per credit; USD $1,159 - 15% Tuition Award Eligible Per Credit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected August 2022


School of Education

600 Forbes Ave.,



15282, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

For international students

Eventual possession of a bachelor's degree of any type/major with 3.0 GPA.

TOEFL: a minimum of 80 on the Internet-based Test (iBT) with no sub-score less than 17, or 550 on the paper-based test ?IELTS: a minimum of 6.5 with no sub-score less than those listed for each area.

Applicants are encouraged to submit a completed application by March 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Duquesne University

In 2021, Duquesne University ranked number 4 in Pennsylvania and number 51 overall in Best Value Schools category by U.S. News & World Report.

  • Catholic-Spiritan vision, with a progressive curriculum
  • Located on a safe, urban campus in a park-like setting
  • Student to faculty ratio of around 14:1
  • Diverse student community from more than 80 countries

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