What You Can Do With Your Counseling Degree

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.


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

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