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Degree tracks

Summer Intensive Counseling

The curriculum for the Master of Arts in counseling is designed as a developmental model where students begin as novice counselors and progress to become professional counselors by advancing through the program. There is a core set of courses taken by all students (27 credits) and an additional set of courses for each of the following specific tracks:

Clinical mental health counseling (60 credits) meets the standards for accreditation under the Council of Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and prepares you to take the exam to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania. The New York State Education Department has also approved the clinical mental health track as meeting the educational requirements for New York licensure.

School counseling (51 credits) meets the regulations set forth in the Pennsylvania Code and the Council of Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The program prepares you to take the PAPA and Praxis II exams and become a certified school counselor by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in elementary and secondary school counseling.

Marriage, couple and family counseling (60 credits) meets the standards for accreditation under the Council of Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and academically prepares you to take the exam to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Pennsylvania.