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Iowa Graduate Counseling Schools & Programs

Iowa Counseling Graduate Programs

Drake University School of Education

The School of Education at Drake University is driven by three principles, belief in academic reflection, collaborative learning, and social justice. They strive to be a diverse learning facility that provides students with the tools, skills, and knowledge they need to excel in the counseling profession.

Master of Science in Counseling

The Master of Science in Counseling provides students with a general education in counseling which will allow them to work in a variety of positions such as school counselors, mental health professionals, and state agency personnel. Designed for professionals in the field, class times are set in the evenings and on weekends. Students can also take classes over the internet. Once the core classes are completed, students can pursue one of three specialties, Mental Health Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, or School Counseling.

Address: Drake University, 2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311-4505

Phone: 1-800-44-Drake or 515-271-2011

Iowa State University Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Iowa State University offers three areas where you can earn a doctorate, cognitive psychology, counseling psychology, and social psychology. Graduates will work with faculty staff that is active in the field of psychology and research. It is the goal of the university to ensure students graduate with the knowledge and skills to become leaders in their industry.

Doctorate in Counseling Psychology

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Iowa State University's counseling program number one in 2007. This doctoral degree was fashioned for students pursuing an academic based career. The school takes a scientist-practitioner approach to the program requiring students to gain knowledge through science and research as well as the hands on practice of core competencies such as counseling, assessment, teaching, and consultation. The curriculum also invests a lot of training hours into multiculturalism and diversity, ensuring students are able to understand and connect with people from all walks of life.

Address: Department of Psychology, W112 Lagomarcino Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-3180

Phone: 515-294-1792

University of Iowa Graduate and Professional College

The University of Iowa consistently has at least five of their graduate program rated in the top ten of the U.S. News and World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools. With over 1,700 talented faculty members, including three Pulitzer Prize winners, students will receive training from qualified professionals who can offer real world examples of the degree in action.

Ph.D in Counseling Psychology

The program uses the scientist/practitioner approach to train counseling psychologist. The focus is on producing students who are competent researchers, will promote psychology as a science, and are prepared to enter a variety of professions including educators, hospital counselors, and private practitioner.

Address: The University of Iowa, N310 Lindquist Center, Iowa City, IA 52242

Phone: 319-335-5260

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