Counseling Psychology Degrees in Pennsylvania
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Psychological counseling is a highly regulated field, partly in order to protect clients during times of increased vulnerability. Counselors must have a minimum of a graduate degree as well as three years of supervision before they can practice on their own. If you are just entering this field, you will need to look into a Bachelor’s degree in counseling psychology to begin, with the knowledge that you will likely need to expand into graduate psychology education to meet your end goals in this field.

If you want to practice as a licensed counselor and already have your bachelor’s degree, you can look into Master’s in Counseling Psychology programs in Pennsylvania. According to a program description at Temple University in Pennsylvania, students enrolled in a counseling psychology graduate program will complete the following types of classes:

  • Theories of Counseling Psychology
  • Group Counseling
  • Introduction to Research and Statistics
  • Human Development
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling
  • Assessment Tools in Counseling
  • Interpreting Counseling Test Results
  • Counseling Internship

Licensing Requirements for Counseling Psychologists in Pennsylvania

Criteria for professional counselors is established and managed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors. The following qualifications must be met to earn the credential of Licensed Professional Counselor:

  • Successful completion of a program to include 60 semester hours of graduate coursework in counseling or a related field
  • The above program must include 48 semester hours in a graduate degree program in professional counseling or a closely related field
  • Student may have doctoral degree in counseling in lieu of the above
  • 3,600 hours of supervised counseling experience over a three-year period after completing 48 graduate-level credits
  • Doctoral candidates need 2,400 hours of supervised experience over a two-year period
  • All candidates must completed coursework in nine core areas, a supervised practicum of 100 hours and an internship of 600 hours
  • Passing score on the National Counseling Exam (NCE)

Career Outlook for Counseling Psychologists in Pennsylvania

A report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 indicates that Pennsylvania has more people employed as clinical counselors than many other states. The Pennsylvania counselors and psychologists who work in Pennsylvania earn a median annual salary of $73,670. Not surprisingly, the majority of these professionals worked in Philadelphia metro area.

If you are ready to explore your options for studying counseling psychology in Pennsylvania, contact the schools that you see on our site to get details about costs, curriculum and admissions requirements.


Counseling Psychology Degree Programs

Welcome to the most complete directory on the Web of Counseling Psychology programs. It contains all the nationally accredited programs, from 227 schools across the country.

Pennsylvania

Arcadia University (Glenside, PA)
School Accreditation:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Counseling Psychology
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology - Child/Family Therapy
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology - Clinical Bases of Treatment and Recovery
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology - Community Counseling Psychology
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology - Elementary School Counseling
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology - School Counseling
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology - Secondary School Counseling
Master of Arts in Public Health and Counseling Psychology
Carlow University (Pittsburgh, PA)
School Accreditation:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology
Chatham University (Pittsburgh, PA)
School Accreditation:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology
Chestnut Hill College (Philadelphia, PA)
School Accreditation:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Programs Offered:
BA/MS in Counseling Psychology
Master of Arts in Clinical and Counseling Psychology - Addictions Treatment
Master of Arts in Clinical and Counseling Psychology - Child and Adolescent Therapy
Master of Arts in Clinical and Counseling Psychology - Forensic Treatment
Master of Arts in Clinical and Counseling Psychology - Marriage and Family Therapy
Master of Arts in Clinical and Counseling Psychology - Trauma Studies
Master of Science in Clinical and Counseling Psychology - Addictions Treatment
Master of Science in Clinical and Counseling Psychology - Child and Adolescent Therapy
Master of Science in Clinical and Counseling Psychology - Forensic Treatment
Master of Science in Clinical and Counseling Psychology - Marriage and Family Therapy
Master of Science in Clinical and Counseling Psychology - Trauma Studies
Gannon University (Erie, PA)
School Accreditation:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Programs Offered:
Doctor of philosophy in Counseling Psychology
Holy Family University (Philadelphia, PA)
School Accreditation:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Programs Offered:
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology - Counseling in Student Affairs
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology - Counseling in the Community
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology - Family and Marital Counseling
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology - Generalist Counseling
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology - Pastoral Counseling
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology - School Counseling Dual
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology - School Counseling Elementary
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology - School Counseling Secondary
Immaculata University (Immaculata, PA)
School Accreditation:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Programs Offered:
Master Of Arts Degree In Counseling Psychology - Elementary And Secondary School Counselor Certification
Master of Arts Degree In Counseling Psychology - Elementary School Counselor Certification
Master of Arts Degree In Counseling Psychology - School Psychology Certification
Master of Arts Degree In Counseling Psychology - Secondary School Counselor Certification
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
La Salle University (Philadelphia, PA)
School Accreditation:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Programs Offered:
Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling Psychology. - Addictions Counseling
Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling Psychology. - Industrial/Organizational Psychology - Counseling & Consulting
Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling Psychology. - Industrial/Organizational Psychology - Management and Human Resources
Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling Psychology. - Marriage and Family Therapy
Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling Psychology. - Professional Counseling
Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA)
School Accreditation:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology
Lock Haven University (Lock Haven, PA)
School Accreditation:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Programs Offered:
Master of Science - Clinical Mental Health Counseling (online)
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (Mansfield, PA)
School Accreditation:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Programs Offered:
Counseling Psychology Concentration (Undergraduate)
Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA)
School Accreditation:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology
Rosemont College (Rosemont, PA)
School Accreditation:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Programs Offered:
Master of Arts in Counseling Psycology - Counseling Psychology
Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)
School Accreditation:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy - Counseling Psychology
Masters in Education in Counseling Psychology - Agency Counseling Track
Masters in Education in Counseling Psychology - School Counseling Track
University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
School Accreditation:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Programs Offered:
PhD in Psychology Education - Counseling Psychology
University of Pittsburgh-Bradford (Bradford, PA)
Programs Offered:
BS in Psychology - Counseling Psychology
University of Valley Forge - Online (Phoenixville, PA)
School Accreditation:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Counseling (online)