Counseling Psychology MEd

Prepare for a career in a variety of settings as mental health counselors or certified school counselors with Temple University’s Master of Education (MEd) in Counseling Psychology, and acquire the assessment and therapeutic skills necessary to work with diverse populations. Learn to facilitate healthy personal and interpersonal relationships across the lifespan, working with couples, families, groups and individuals.

This master’s degree equips students with the tools needed to become multiculturally competent counselors in diverse settings. Skills in multicultural competence and cultural awareness are woven into every course. The Counseling Psychology MEd at Temple was also one of the first programs in the country to require students to take a multicultural counseling course in order to graduate.

Small classes foster direct, collaborative relationships with instructors and classmates. Clinical courses in particular are limited to 15 students. The Counseling Psychology MEd provides ample opportunities for intensive, hands-on training, culminating in a semester practicum experience and a year-long internship experience. Experiential components are also integrated into most courses. 

In addition, the program strongly believes that in order to be an effective counselor it is necessary for students to know themselves—that is, to understand their own strengths and areas for potential growth. Because counseling is an interpersonal process with considerable influence and power, the program evaluates each student continuously for their development of mature, ethical and professional behavior.


You must choose one of the following concentrations.

  • Mental Health Counseling

    Deepen your understanding of mental health in a wide range of settings in the community, and position yourself to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Develop the assessment, therapeutic and interpersonal relationship-building skills needed for a successful career in counseling psychology.

  • School Counseling

    Gain the expertise needed to practice as a school counselor and work directly with students, teachers, administrators and parents in both elementary and secondary schools. Prepare for PreK–12th grade school counselor certification in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Didactic learning and practical, field-based training provide a firm understanding of the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) National Model and hands-on experience in preparation for a professional career.

Classes & Curriculum

Choose to complete the MEd on a full-time or part-time basis. Studying full time, students generally complete the program in two years, while studying part time they usually finish in three years. 

The clinical training component of the Counseling Psychology MEd follows a unique progression. Students begin with counseling psychology experiential “labs” in their first year, progress to practicum experiences in the spring semester during their first year, and then move into an internship during their second year (or third year for part-time students). Learn more about the internship components of the curriculum

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Education offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,053.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,449.00 per credit

Learn more about our tuition and fees.


For more information about this program, the College of Education and Human Development, how to apply for admission, and your application status, contact Enrollment Management.

Enrollment Management
Ritter Annex 150
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-8011


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