Duquesne University

Department of Counseling, Psychology & Special Education
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Duquesne University Counselor Education Program offers students an opportunity to complete the Master of Science in Education in School Counseling (K-12), Clinical Mental Health Counseling, or Marriage and Family Counseling. All three areas are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational programs (CACREP).

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Jered Kolbert (Director)
Department Emphasis
  • 25% Family Therapy
  • 20% Couple Therapy
  • 20% General Counseling Development
  • 15% Family Studies
  • 15% Child/Human Development
  • 5% Research & Measurement
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

Canevin Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
United States

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Graduate Program
Graduate Director
Dr. Jered Kolbert
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Counseling & Consulting Theory
  • Lifespan Development & Counseling
  • Introduction to Clinical Counseling & Ethical Practices
  • Group Counseling – Theories & Techniques
  • Group Counseling Lab
  • Therapeutic Techniques in Individual Counseling
  • Multicultural Issues & Strategies in Counseling
  • Fieldwork Orientation
  • Research Methods & Design
  • Psychological Testing
  • Career Development & Vocational Counseling
  • Diagnosis & Treatment Planning for Professional Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Counseling Internship II
  • Crisis, Trauma, & Disaster Counseling
  • Child & Adolescent Counseling
  • Introduction to Addictions Counseling
  • Psychotherapeutic Aspects of Human Sexuality
  • Introduction to Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling
  • Marriage, Couple, & Family Counseling Practicum
  • Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling Internship
  • Advanced Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling
Graduate Accreditations/Approval
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Marriage & Family Counseling
Masters Comments

The master's program in Marriage and Family Counseling is one of only two CACREP Accredited marriage, couples, and family counseling programs in Pennsylvania. The Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP) approval of the Duquesne program permits graduates to apply to be a National Certified Counselor (NCC) in the last semester of study; this can save the graduate two years of post-master's experience. The Marriage and Family Counselor program requires 60 credits. The program enables graduates to obtain a License as a Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania.

CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.