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Department of Counseling and Graduate Education

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Take your education a step further.

Take the next step to become a licensed professional with a master’s degree in counseling or graduate education. Our immersive programs and certifications prepare you to be the skillful and compassionate teacher, counselor, or leader you envision for your future.
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Change starts here.

You’re a problem solver, a critical thinker with compassion for those around you. Become an agent of change in education systems and transform the lives of others with knowledge built in our counseling and graduate education programs. 

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Learn from leaders in their fields.

Our department is filled with experts in education and counseling who will prepare you for a career that makes a difference.

Meet Our Faculty 


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An Incredible Connectedness
“There is an incredible connectedness amongst our cohort of students, and it’s unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. We have nearly every class together and we are one unit working together to make the world a better place.”
Drake Turner, Counselor Education
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Hands-On Learning Environment
“After years spent as a journalist writing about difficult situations people have faced in their lives, I wanted to learn how to help them navigate and overcome some of those obstacles. I was drawn to Purdue Fort Wayne’s hands-on learning environment, particularly the opportunity to see clients during the second year at Purdue’s Community Counseling Clinic.”
Brian Mockenhaupt, M.S.E. ’22
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Learning off campus.

Gain first-hand, real-world experience before you even graduate. Whether your dream is to be a successful counselor with thriving clients or to fit perfectly into a leadership role in education, your field experience is a vital part of getting you there.

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Community Counseling Center

Hands-on experience that benefits the community.

As a graduate student working toward a counseling degree, you can get field experience and on-site training at the Purdue Fort Wayne Community Counseling Center. With supervision from our expert faculty, you will have the opportunity to help adults, children, and families work through loss, stress, anxiety, relationship struggles, parenting and child discipline, and more.


Accreditation equals quality.

You want an education rooted in continuous improvement at a university that strives to produce successful graduates. Our accreditation by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs means we demonstrate that excellence through course content, immersive experiences, program impact, and more.

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Have questions?


Contact the Department of Counseling and Graduate Education at [email protected].