University of Louisiana - Monroe

Master of Science in Counseling

The Counseling Programs at the University of Louisiana at Monroe are designed to train professional counselors at the graduate level in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, or both specializations.

The counseling program requires 60 credit hours. The M.S. in Mental Health Counseling program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for licensing exams and to meet the academic licensure requirements of many state counseling boards. Completion of the School Counseling curriculum leads to recognition by the State of Louisiana as meeting the course work requirements for licensure as a School Counselor in the State of Louisiana.

Both specializations provide rigorous coursework and experiential training so that students acquire the knowledge, theoretical foundations and best practices for counselors in their chosen fields.

The counseling programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and meet or exceed national standards.

Program Information

School Name: 
University of Louisiana-Monroe

Program Name: Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health or School Counseling

Program Length: Two Years

Degree Type: 

Instruction Methods: N/A

Phone Number: (318) 342-1246

Program Requirements:

  • 60 credit hours
  • Internship


  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • School Counseling

Admission Requirements:

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 overall or on the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework.
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Complete an application online, submit official transcripts from all schools attended, and submit a score from the GRE.
  • Have official transcripts sent directly from the issuing institution.
  • If any prior graduate coursework has been completed will be reviewed.

University of Louisiana - Monroe’s program information was last updated in April of 2020. For more information, visit the university's website above.