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Master of Science in Counseling

MSC Admissions

You must have a completed application and all admissions issues resolved before you may be considered for admission into the program. This includes an application form, two letters of recommendation, and a copy of all undergraduate transcripts. Both the fillable application form and fillable reference forms are available below. The program also has an interview process that must be completed before program admission.

The applicant is responsible for following up with their application to ensure that all application materials are received by Graduate Studies (online application and official transcripts) and by the MSC program (reference letters, application, essay of 1-2 pages of why you want to be in the program) before the application deadlines.

Please email your materials to

Deadlines for all materials to be received and processed at LSUS are: March 30th for Summer, April 30th for Fall, and October 30th for Spring. All program application materials must be received by the program AND Graduate Studies by these dates.

You need to have two letters of reference (or reference forms) submitted as part of your application package. It is strongly preferred that at least one form be completed by a professor who has awareness of your academic work. Letters should be completed by individuals who can specifically speak to your potential as a counselor. Have your references submit their letters or forms to

At LSUS, students are allowed to take up to 9 hours of graduate coursework prior to being formally admitted into a graduate program; however, students cannot receive financial aid if not formally admitted to a graduate program.

Application materials:

The LSUS Division of Graduate Studies has a separate application process, which requires an application form and official copies of all prior transcripts. You must fulfill all parts of the Graduate Studies application process separately from the MSC process.It is important to note that admission by the LSUS Graduate Studies Office does not mean that an applicant has been admitted into a program of study such as MSC. Admission to the Masters of Science in Counseling is a separate process that has admissions requirements beyond those of Graduate Studies. Please follow all application steps outlined on the Department of Graduate Studies website regarding application to graduate studies at LSUS.

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