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Are you driven to support and inspire others? Do you want to help them overcome challenges and become stronger individuals? When you enroll in one of the best online or on-campus graduate counseling programs at PennWest Edinboro, you're prepared for a lifetime of service to others.

Nationally Ranked Counseling Program.

We're proud that our Counseling program receives national recognitions for excellence and affordability:

  • Rated a Top Program in the Northeast by Best Counseling Degrees.
  • Ranked #4 among the 10 Best Deals in Online Master's in School Counseling Degree Programs by the higher education website, Great College Deals.
  • Ranked #6 in the nation for Best Master's Degrees in Student Affairs and College Counseling by the educational website, Best Counseling Degrees.

Why Edinboro Stands Out.

At Edinboro we not only prepare you to make a difference, but to build a career doing it. Choose from concentrations in school counseling, college counseling, clinical mental health counseling, clinical rehabilitation counseling or art therapy.

In many cases, you'll have the option to complete your classes on campus or online.

The mission of our program is simple: We strive to enhance the intellectual, cultural, social and ethical development of our graduate students.

We make that happen by emphasizing complete integration of theory, research and practice. By building these skills, you will be prepared to serve diverse communities and individuals in a wide variety of settings.

How Edinboro Supports You.

You will be mentored by faculty who are committed to providing developmentally sound academic and clinical experiences that help you become an effective leader and practitioner.


Alumni Success.

The Master of Arts in School Counseling program at Edinboro University is a quality program. The faculty are committed to preparing students to develop their leadership skills and learn to apply them professionally. Having some of the courses in my program offered online is highly beneficial and conducive to my schedule as a graduate assistant and president of the Graduate Student Council. The program has supplied me with the knowledge of ethics, theory, human development, and school counselor roles and functions. I am confident that I will graduate ready and prepared to be an advocate for the students I will work with.
Matt Cragg, '20

Your Future

Which of these paths interests you the most?

Counseling-Art Therapy
This program integrates both counseling and visual arts practice to engage the creative power of art for clinical assessment and treatment.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Learn to enhance the mental health and well-being of families, groups, couples and individuals, and advocate on behalf of both the counseling profession and those we serve.

Clinical Rehabilitation and Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Assist people with physical, cognitive, neurological, mental and emotional disabilities to fully develop their personal, social, interpersonal and vocational potentials.

College Counseling
Prepare to work in a variety of collegiate/academic settings and guide students through their college experiences and beyond.

School Counseling
Learn how to become an advocate and educational leader within a pluralistic school and community as you assist in the academic, career and social development of students.

Post-Master's Licensure Preparation and Certification Programs
If you have a master's in Counseling or closely related field and want to earn additional credit hours to reach the minimum 60 credits* required for licensure,* or to earn certification in School Counseling, Edinboro can help. Find out more here.

* If applying for School Counseling certification in a state other than Pennsylvania, please check your state's licensure requirements.

Questions About This Program?

Dr. Adrienne Dixon
Counseling Program Head
127 Butterfield Hall
Phone: 814-732-1932

Due to Colorado regulations regarding workers compensation, only paid field experiences are permitted. Students in programs requiring an unpaid field experience/internship/practicum may not complete their experience in Colorado.

Fact Sheet

International Students: F1 visa rules stipulate that international students physically present in the United States must be enrolled in at least six (6) credits of face to face instruction, per semester. Programs that are listed as “hybrid” may not be able to satisfy this requirement every semester. Please contact the School of Graduate Studies at or 888-845-2890 if you have additional questions.

Start Today.

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