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Why Go to Graduate School at Lewis & Clark

Invest In Yourself and Your Future at Lewis & Clark

The mission-driven programs at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling are grounded in social justice and will prepare you for an impactful career. Guided by world-class faculty and leading practitioners, you will become an agent of change, ready to transform lives, sustain communities, and create a more just society.

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Shape the Future With a Graduate Degree

Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School’s programs are respected nationwide for their quality and academic rigor. You will take classes in small-group settings with a tight-knit cohort of your peers. This structure provides extensive support during your program, and fosters lifetime friendships and valuable professional networks.

Degree Programs

Faculty Support

Our world-class faculty and leading practitioners are ready to support and mentor you throughout your educational journey. You will learn directly from professors who are committed to infusing social justice into every aspect of the curriculum while preparing you for a career as an educator or counselor.

Graduate Faculty Spotlight

  • Megan Barrett

    Clinical Assistant Professor; Program Director of Administrative Licensure; Co-Director of the Wallace Foundation Grant
  • Lana Kim

    Associate Professor; Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy Program Director

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Take the Next Step as an Advocate

At Lewis & Clark Graduate School, we believe an investment in your education will pay off. Here, you will build relationships with professors and peers in your cohort, gain practical experience through internships and practicums in Portland, and learn how to incorporate equity into your future profession—all skills you need to become an agent of change.

Affording Your Degree

  • 36% 

    The graduate school’s deep connections to the Portland community and greater metro area are compelling reasons for many students to relocate for a top-tier education—36 percent of our 2024 admitted class is from out of state.

  • 100% 

    Tenure and tenure-track graduate school faculty with doctoral degree

  • Foodie 

    WalletHub listed Portland as the second “Best Foodie City in America.”

  • Artsy 

    Portland is the third most creative city in America, as reported by alumna Lizzy Acker BA ’05 for the Oregonian.

  • 27% 

    More than a quarter of admitted students in 2024 are the first in their family to go to graduate school.

Networking Opportunities

Lewis & Clark’s graduate students and alumni hail from a variety of backgrounds and personal experiences, but they are all united in their commitment to social justice and serving others. The Graduate School provides a platform for building a professional network that can be beneficial throughout your career.

Student and Alumni Stories

Diverse Career Opportunities

A graduate degree from Lewis & Clark opens up doors to many career opportunities in the education and counseling fields, and provides a benefit that other schools do not: a deep understanding of social justice, equity, and access issues.

Career and Licensing Services

Make an Impact

Our social justice mission is more than a talking point—it’s fully integrated into nearly every aspect of our programs. From the courses we offer and the texts we assign to the faculty members we hire, we strive to facilitate meaningful conversations around social justice topics and teach you how to incorporate equity into your future profession.

Equity and Inclusion at Lewis & Clark

Skill Development

At Lewis & Clark Graduate School, you will learn by doing. Student teachers benefit from “bell to bell” placements for a full academic year, working closely with their mentor teacher and eventually taking over all classroom instruction and planning responsibilities prior to graduation. Advanced therapist-trainees work directly with clients in our Community Counseling Center, gaining experience in culturally and trauma-informed treatment under the supervision of faculty.

Partnerships and Clinical Placement

Graduate School Events

May 18

Papermaking as Therapeutic Art and Social Action [In-Person]

Saturday, May 18, 2024, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.  |  6.5 CEUs

May 21

Finding Your Roots in the Riot of Spring: A Courage to Lead Retreat for Women

Tuesday-Friday, May 21-24, 2024  | 18 PDUs or CEUs

May 31

Body Politics [Online]

Fridays, May 31 & June 7, 2024, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

June 7

Workshop in the Teaching of Writing: Four-Week Summer Institute [Cancelled]

Oregon Writing Project
June 7-July 12, 2024

June 14

Body Politics [Online]

Fridays, June 14 & 21, 2024, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

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