MA in Counseling

The mission of the MA Counseling programs is to enhance the intellectual, cultural, social and ethical development of graduate students. To this end the program emphasizes integration of theory, research and practice. The Counseling and Human Development program prepares counseling professionals to serve diverse communities and individuals in a variety of human service settings (i.e. school, higher education, community and rehabilitation).

The Edinboro University of PA Counseling Programs provide courses of study leading to a Master of Arts degree in Counseling with emphases in school counseling (elementary and secondary), college counseling, rehabilitation counseling and community counseling. School counseling, college counseling, and community counseling are all CACREP accredited. Rehabilitation counseling is CORE accredited.


Occupation PA Job Growth U.S. Job Growth PA Median Salary U.S. Median Salary
Marriage and Family Therapists 21.0% 41.0% $45,800 $46,700
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselor 9.0% 27.0% $36,500 $38,500
Rehabilitation Counselors 8.0% 28.0% $34,000 $33,900
Mental Health Counselors 16.0% 36.0% $38,400 $40,100
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 4% 19% $51,300 $53,600

**Salary and job growth information obtained from O*NET OnLine.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Edinboro University's School of Graduate Studies at (814)732-2856, toll-free at (888) 845-2890 or by email at