Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling
The program for the MCFC concentration is a 60 hour master's degree, which is fully
accredited nationally by the Council of Accreditation for Counseling and Related Education
Programs (CACREP). The program includes both the academic and clinical components.
Within the academic program, there are core courses as well as four (4) specialty
courses in marriage, couple and family counseling. The clinical component consists
of a practicum and two semesters of internship in settings that focus on viewing clients
from a systems perspective.
At the completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to become National Certified Counselors (NCC) and begin the process of supervision to become Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC). The Louisiana professional licensure process requires an additional 3000 hours of post-masters supervision, as well as a passing score on the licensing exam, the National Counselor Exam (NCE).
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Mary Ballard, Counseling Program Graduate Coordinator