The Master of Science degree in Counseling is focused on creating a culturally diverse and inclusive workforce of counselors with three concentrations available, including School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Marriage, Couple & Family Therapy. The program is CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) accredited and meets requirements for LPC licensure. The program is campus-based with some hybrid courses. The last two semesters consist of an internship of 30 hours per week at an approved clinical partner site.

Other Concentrations

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • School Counseling
  • Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling



Required Semester Hours 60

Program Highlights

  • Nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

  • The Southeastern Louisiana University Play Therapy Education and Training site is one of 3 approved centers in the state. Our program is also an approved provider through the Association for Play Therapy for continuing education specific to play therapy
  • Graduates meet current academic requirements for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana as well as most other states

  • Program faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized as leaders in the counseling field both at the state and national level

Program Requirements

 Total semester hours required: 60 hours of coursework, which includes nine hours of on-site field work to be completed over three semesters. Students must also pass a standardized comprehensive exam in their last semester.


What Can You Be

Types of Jobs

  • Academic/Career Counselor
  • Addiction Counselor
  • Clinical Mental Health Counselor
  • Marriage, Couple and Family Counselor
  • Private Practice Counselor
  • Professional School Counselor

Types of Employers

  • Community mental health agencies
  • Government agencies
  • Higher education
  • Private practice (with licensure)
  • Schools
  • Substance abuse treatment centers



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Student Orgs & Activities

Sigma Lambda Upsilon chapter of Chi Sigma Iota

International Counseling Honor Society