Welcome to the Counselor Education Program at IPFW. This program began in 1979 as a school counselor licensing program. In 1987 the program was enlarged by adding a master’s degree in counseling. The current program features two specialty areas: Couple and Family Counseling and School Counseling.
Couple and Family Counseling
|Length of program||3 years||3 years|
|Time classes offered||Late p.m. and evening||Late p.m. and evening|
|Leads to State of IN licensure||Yes||Yes|
|Leads to Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)||Yes|
|Leads to Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)||Yes|
|Students typically hold full-time employment while taking classes||Yes||Yes|
|Program total credit hours||60 credit hours||54 credit hours|
Dr. Amy Nitza
Associate Professor / Chair of the Department of Professional Studies
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I choose IPFW because of the dedication to helping me meet my goals for the future. I felt encouraged that I would not only get a valuable education that would be directly applicable to my future, but I would get vast support throughout the program. The professors have followed through immeasurably by allowing me ample opportunity to participate in research, professional conferences, and a graduate assistantship. I am so grateful to the IPFW staff for the enthusiasm and commitments they have toward helping me meet my future goals!
Heather Reynolds, Counseling Student