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About Counseling

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Counseling at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is to prepare and train school and community counselors who are actively engaged in scholarship, practice, and reflection to promote their professional competence and personal development.


The Department of Guidance and Counseling was formed in 1966 with three faculty members. The new master’s program was designed to prepare school counselors. In 1969, the Counseling Services Program was added to the department to respond to students wanting to work in community agencies. In the early 1970s, the department changed its name to Counselor Education. Because of reorganization, it was renamed the Department of Counseling in 1996.

In 1998–1999, two additional faculty members were added to the Department and major curriculum proposals were approved. In addition to the M.A. and M.Ed. programs moving to 48 credits, the department offers a license-only post-master’s admission status, and the M.Ed. and M.A. degree programs are now offered in the Pittsburgh area (Monroeville). We currently have twelve faculty members and received CACREP accreditation in July 2008 until October 2016.

Program Objectives
List and description of the counseling department’s objectives for providing a two-track graduate program dedicated to the preparation of school and community counselors
  • Counseling Department
  • Stouffer Hall, Room 206B
    1175 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2306
  • Fax: 724-357-7821
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.