College of Education and Public Policy

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.

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Couple and Family Counseling
School Counseling
Cohort model X X
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

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Associate Professor / Chair of the Department of Professional Studies


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Student Testimonial

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