Counseling – Master of Science (M.S.)
Master of Science (M.S.)
Earn your master degree in Counseling from Louisiana State University Shreveport, a program designed to develop professional counselors.
Prepare for professional counseling careers and doctoral study in the Master of Science in Counseling program at LSU Shreveport. Emphasizing counseling skills and theory, the master’s degree program includes the academic requirements you need to be a licensed professional counselor in the state of Louisiana.
Why LSUS’ counseling program?
LSUS is accredited by CACREP, the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, the most prestigious national accreditation body for counseling graduate programs. LSUS’ College of Education and Human Development is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This is important, because most jobs require graduate degrees from accredited universities, and some states offer special consideration to graduates of NCATE-accredited programs when they apply for state certification as school counselors. At LSUS, you’ll also find unique opportunities to work in the field and conduct research, and a level of personal interaction with faculty you won’t find in many graduate programs.
Research and experiential learning
The second year of the master’s in counseling program includes practicum and internship opportunities that provide hands-on clinical experience. Some counseling courses include a self-assessment of wellness which is conducted by each student at the beginning and again at the end of the courses. There are also training opportunities for site supervisors, such as the Chi Sigma Iota mixers with site supervisors and PTSD workshops facilitated by licensed professional counselors.
LSUS MSC Admissions Requirements
Applicants must complete the online LSUS Application for Graduate Admission and submit transcripts to the Office of Admissions and Records. Applicants must also submit to the MSC Program Coordinator: (1) at least two letters of reference; (2) MSC Program Application Form; and (3) Letter of Intent (essay) indicating your plans after the degree. All material must be received by the program director prior to the MSC program application deadlines which are: March 30th for admission in the Summer term and early admission in the Fall semester, April 30th for the Fall Semester, and October 30th for the Spring semester. In addition, applicant's credentials should provide evidence of freedom from limitations that would jeopardize their success as a professional counselor.