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 typically 3-year plan of studies, 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).
The MCFC program prepares graduates in the eight core curriculum areas, four specialty courses and specific additional objectives that address the standards set forth in the 2009 CACREP Standards for Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling.
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Mary Ballard, Counseling Program Graduate Coordinator