What You Can Do with Your Counseling Degree

  • Corrin Linkes

    TOP-NOTCH SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM – Corrin Linkes ’07, MEd School Counseling, is a school counselor at Kittanning Senior High School in Kittanning, PA. “An affordable, high-quality education, IUP’s counseling program is top-notch,” she said. “I am a proud graduate and highly recommend the program.”

    The Need for Mental Health and School Counselors Continues to Grow 

    Your confidence will soar as a result of IUP's blend of academic coursework, personal development, and practical applications of counseling strategies. By integrating these skills, you build the foundation necessary for an excellent career as a counselor in a mental health organization or school.

    The Counseling Department gives you the opportunity to work with diverse groups of people as you master the art and science of diagnosis, compassion, and intervention. Group cohort and individual study programs are available.

    Careers

    With an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or an MEd in School Counseling, you will be prepared to help individuals and groups in community organizations or educational settings:

    • Mental health centers
    • Outpatient care centers
    • Individual and family services
    • Substance abuse in-patient and out-patient treatment centers
    • Counseling center director
    • Human services administrator
    • Private practice
    • School counseling
    • Career counseling and centers
    • Rehabilitation
    • Private schools
    • Vocational/technology schools

    With a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, graduates will be prepared to:

    • Pursue positions of leadership in the counseling profession
    • Be a professor in a university setting
    • Enter academia or positions of leadership with specialization in scholarship, supervision, and teaching