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Marriage & Family Therapy and Counseling Studies

CMHC Requirements

NOTE: This information is provided as a reference only and is subject to change. Always verify all curriculum information with your faculty advisor or the dean's office. For complete curricular information, see the ULM Course Catalog.

Program Outcomes:

The Counseling program offers course work leading to a M.S. degree in Counseling with concentrations in School Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Graduating from this program does not guarantee employment or licensure.

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. Please check your state’s requirements to help you determine how well ULM’s counseling program matches with the licensing and certification requirements of your state. 

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling curriculum leads to recognition in Louisiana as meeting the course work requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Louisiana. Please check with your state licensing board to determine how well ULM’s counseling program’s curriculum matches their requirements. Out of state students should also check with their state licensing boards to see if there are regulations in place regarding earning an online counseling degree.

Program Admission:

Admission to the Master of Science Program in Counseling is at the discretion of the Program Admissions Committee of the Counseling Program. In addition to the University requirements for admission to the Graduate School at ULM, applicants for admission to the Master of Science in Counseling will meet one of the following criteria:

1. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 overall; and a minimum combined score of 290 on the new GRE General Test (Verbal plus Quantitative); or

2. A total of at least 1490 points based upon this formula: 400 times the undergraduate grade-point average on the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate course work plus the combined GRE General Test score (Verbal plus Quantitative).

3. Students applying for the program who already possess a master’s or doctoral degree are exempt from the GRE requirement.

Program Requirements:

Master of Science in Counseling with a Concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Course Semester Hours
COUN 5001 3
COUN 5005 3
COUN 5010 3
COUN 5022 3
COUN 5021 3
COUN 6052 3
COUN 5011 3
COUN 5081 3
COUN 5062 3
COUN 5065 3
COUN 6063 3
COUN 6067 3
COUN 6060 3
COUN 6069 3
COUN 5025 3
COUN 5060 3
COUN 5067* 3
COUN 6040* 3
COUN 6070* 6
*Concentration/related area:  12 semester hours minimum