School of Behavioral and Community Health
According to the Pennsylvania Mental Health Care Workforce Shortage Report (2020), there is an alarming trend in the United States with the rise in demand for mental health services and a diminishing service provider workforce. Moravian University is fast becoming a leader in behavioral and mental health programming with hopes of addressing this shortage by preparing the next generation of multiculturally competent service providers. Our new School of Behavioral and Community Health offers state-of-the-art training for students in the fields of clinical counseling, school counseling, and social work. We prepare our graduates to address social injustice in their work with underserved populations, and in so doing, contribute to a more equitable and just society.
Explore Areas of Graduate Study
The national demand for counselors is growing each day with a record number of jobs now available! Earn your master's degree in clinical counseling to become a trauma-informed counselor who can serve diverse populations.
School Counselors are uniquely qualified to address the growing mental health crisis among students in our schools and to develop comprehensive programs that promote and enhance student success and well being!
Social work is one of the fastest growing professions, with an increasing need for masters-level social workers in the clinical, advocacy, and policy arenas. Moravian University is excited to launch its new online Master of Social Work program in Fall 2023!
Want to expand your knowledge and enhance your skills in Trauma Informed Care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or Tele-Therapy? Explore Moravian's online graduate certificates to learn how!
Pre-Admission Program for Undergraduates
The Pre-Admission Program provides Moravian University undergraduate students the opportunity to complete their bachelor’s degree while also earning credits toward a Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling or Master of Arts in School Counseling degree, saving you time and money. This is a great option for students who are interested in a career in applied psychology, such as school counselors, career counselors, private practitioners, psychotherapists, and more.
22% job growth
(U.S. Bureau of Labor, 2018)
20% of adults
Meet the Dean
Dr. Freda Ginsberg, MBA
Dean, School of Behavioral and Community Health
Dr. Ginsberg is a professor at Moravian University and an accomplished higher education leader and manager. She has proven expertise in strategic planning, operational management, data driven decision making, fiscal oversight, program evaluation, program and curriculum design, accreditation, faculty and staff recruitment and development, stakeholder engagement, shared governance, and community outreach. She is also a seasoned educator and multicultural scholar with expertise in working with diverse populations. Dr. Ginsberg received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Michigan State University, an MBA from the Telfer School of Management from the University of Ottawa, an MA in Human Services Psychology from LaSalle University, and a BA in Jewish Studies from Drew University. Dr. Ginsberg is a SafeZone trainer and has offered many SafeZone LGBTQ++ Ally trainings across the country. Dr. Ginsberg has received several awards and scholarships for her accomplishments in higher education and not-for-profit business, and has published on topics related to social justice, multicultural pedagogy, and counseling Jewish populations.