Department of Counseling

Dr. Sibyl West

Graduate Programs

Whether your goal is to counsel in a school setting, work in community mental health or private practice, or train and supervise future counselors, the Counselor Education programs at IUP blend academic coursework, personal development, and the practical application of counseling skills to build the foundation necessary for a successful, rewarding career. Our flexible program design allows master's students in Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling to attend school full- or part-time, while Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral students move full-time through their training with a cohort of their peers. All three of our programs are offered in full at both the Indiana campus and at IUP Pittsburgh East in the Pittsburgh/Monroeville area.

Counselor Education and Supervision, PhD

Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MA

School Counseling, MEd

School Counseling, Certification Only

Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Licensure Only

Counseling Admissions

(both master's and doctoral programs)

Information Sessions for Prospective Students: Please note that registration for master's degree sessions will close 48 hours in advance.

* October 12, 2021
4:00 PM

Master's degree session at IUP Pittsburgh East

* October 16, 2021
10:00 AM

Doctoral degree session via Zoom

* October 25, 2021
6:00 PM

Master's degree session at IUP

* November 2, 2021
6:00 PM

Doctoral degree session via Zoom

* November 5, 2021
3:00 PM

Master's degree session at IUP

* November 16, 2021
1:00 PM

Master's degree session at IUP Pittsburgh East

* November 20, 2021
10:00 AM

Doctoral degree session via Zoom

* December 4, 2021
12:00 PM

Master's degree session via Zoom

* December 7, 2021
6:00 PM

Doctoral degree session via Zoom

* December 18, 2021
10:00 AM

Doctoral degree session via Zoom


To register, visit our registration page, email, or call 412-824-1149.

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The Department of Counseling offers a PhD program, an MA program, and an MEd program, as well as two licensure/certification-only tracks at both the Indiana and Pittsburgh East campuses. Master's-level coursework can be completed on a full- or part-time basis, while doctoral coursework is completed utilizing a cohort model.

CACREP accredited logo The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs initially granted accreditation to IUP's School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs in July 2008. They are currently accredited through October 31, 2024. Read more.

PhD Counselor Education and Supervision 2020 Annual Report Summer

Master's Programs Annual Report 2020

Forms and information are also available for the Behavioral Specialist Consultant (BSC) license.

Site Supervisor Information for Counseling Students' Practicum/Field Experience
Information for professionals who are currently serving as or are interested in being a practicum/field experience site supervisor
Center for Creativity and Change
This center provides counseling professionals with access to nationally known experts, training, and services
Upcoming Workshops and Events
Links, summaries, and schedules for each of the workshops that the Center for Creativity and Change is currently offering.
Program Objectives
List and description of the counseling department's objectives for providing graduate programs dedicated to the preparation of professional school counselors, clinical mental health counselors, and counselor educators.


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