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Graduate School

Master of Science in Counseling

Program Requirements Graduate School Application Deadline  Program Application Deadline Additional Program Application Required?
Minimum combined score of 900 (converted) on the GRE 

Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

Minimum formula score of 1900 ((400*GPA) + GRE)
For Spring 2016 apply by November 15, 2015

For Summer or Fall 2016 Apply by March 31, 2016

For Spring 2016 apply by November 15, 2015

For Summer or Fall 2016 Apply by March 31, 2016

Click here to download program application


Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do with a graduate degree in counseling?
Graduates from our program work in a variety of settings- hospitals, IOP programs, nursing homes, private practice, veteran's affairs, schools, and government- or privately-funded facilities. You may work as a school, mental health, addictions, geriatric, or art and play counselor; you may also work as a case management worker, in administration, or as a consultant.

Is the program accredited?
Yes. The program has accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education/Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (NCATE/CAEP). 

If I don't live locally, do I have to come to campus?
Starting in Summer 2015, all students will be required to attend a week-long residency program prior to starting their second year in the counseling program. All other courses will be strictly online and will only require logging in to your student Moodle account. Some classes may require weekly log-in via a video/audio service (Skype, etc.). Practicum and internship students will have to log in for weekly supervision sessions using similar services.

How long is the program?
The program is 60 credit hours, or 20 courses. Full time students can generally finish in two years.

When will I be notified regarding an admissions decision?
If you have been selected for an on-campus interview, you will be notified by April 1 (for Summer/Fall) or November 16 (for Spring). If you are accepted to the program, you will receive notification in writing within two weeks of your interview.

Next steps...

Ready to apply?
Please submit your application, transcripts, and test scores well in advance of deadlines published above. For more information about the Graduate School admission process, as well as the online application, please click here.

Program Cost
ULM has long been known for providing quality education at an affordable cost. Cost per credit hour varies based upon the number credit hours taken per semester, and approximate tuition and fee information is provided by the University Controller. Approximate cost of attendance can be found here.

Graduate Catalog
The catalog outlines university policies, tuition and fees, extensive program and degree information, and serves as your primary resource for all matters pertaining to your graduate studies and campus life. Click the link below for catalog information specific to this program.

Counseling, M.S.

Still have questions? 

Contact our program coordinator for more information:

Dr. Damion Cummins
Assistant Professor, Counseling
College of Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Strauss Hall 306


John-Nelson Pope, PhD, LPC, NCC
Program Director,  Counseling Programs
School of Health Professions
Assistant Professor of Counseling
Strauss Hall 242

(318) 342-1298