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Graduate School

Master of Science in Counseling

Program Requirements  Program Application Deadline
Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
Minimum combined score of 290  on the GRE
Minimum formula score of 1490
(400 x GPA on last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework + GRE)

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

For Spring 2020
apply by
November 15, 2019

For Fall 2019
apply by
March 31, 2019


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?
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). 

How long is the program?
The program is 60 credit hours, or 20 courses. Full-time students typically 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?
We recommend that you submit your application, transcripts, and test scores well in advance of published deadlines. For more information about the Graduate School admission process, as well as the online application, click here.

Graduate Catalog
The catalog outlines university policies, tuition and fees, extensive program and degree information. Click on the link below for catalog information specific to the program.

Counseling, M.S.


Still have questions? 

Contact our program coordinator for more information:

Thomas Foster, Ph.D.
Program Director of Counseling



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Monroe, LA 71209

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7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

(318) 342-1036