Academics at Slippery Rock University

Personalized. Selective. Innovative. Life-changing.

A life changing experience that will help you change the lives of others.

Counseling and Development

Faculty members in the Department of Counseling & Development draw upon their extensive experience in working in their respective fields to provide dynamic learning opportunities for our students. Our students benefit from:

  • Expert and diversely trained faculty. 
  • State of the art classroom technology.  
  • Small class sizes which allow the faculty to work intensively with students. 
  • Experiential hands-on learning opportunities.
  • An active partnership with the SRU Counseling Center.  
  • A life-changing experience that prepares emerging professionals to make impacts with their careers in a range of professional settings. 

We offer several degree programs that will help students excel in their chosen fields.

Master of Arts degree programs:  

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling*
  • Student Affairs in Higher Education 
  • College Counseling*

 Master of Education degree program: 

  • School Counseling 

* These programs meet the educational requirements for licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania. Passing the National Counselor Examination is also a required to obtain the LPC. CDev is a graduate student administration site for the NCE allowing our students to take the exam prior to graduation. The final step to obtain licensure in Pennsylvania is to obtain supervised experience which can begin after the completion of 48 credits. Licensure requirements vary between states.  If you wish to practice outside of Pennsylvania, we recommend you look at the specific state for their requirements.  The American Counseling association provides contact information for state boards at: