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Masters in Counselor Education

The Counselor Education master's program, jointly administered by the College of Education, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Graduate School, is designed to prepare graduate students to assume roles as school counselors, community counselors, Masters in Counselor Educationand vocational rehabilitation counselors offering concentrations in each of these three areas.

The student who successfully completes the Master of Science in counselor education will have satisfied the education requirements for several state and national certifications and licenses. All concentrations include hands-on clinical experiences through a practicum and internship.

Our counselor education master's programs are designed so you meet the educational requirements to become licensed or certified as a mental health counselor or school counselor in Louisiana. For more information regarding credentialing requirements, please visit the licensure programs page.

Visit the Counselor Education website for more information.


All students are required to take 9-12 credit hours each semester. After you complete your core courses and those for your concentration, you will have to complete a 600-hour internship in an area relevant to your concentration.


Our master's in counselor education curriculum aligns with professional standards so you get the education and experience you need to meet the demands of a counseling career. Our curriculum includes courses on advanced counseling techniques, family counseling, substance abuse counseling, multicultural counseling, play therapy, crisis counseling and grief counseling.

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Career Opportunities

Earning your counselor education master’s degree will prepare you for a career in counseling, helping children and adults with their relationships, mental health, and personal goals. After you’ve earned your master’s degree, you’ll be prepared to work as a school counselor or community counselor, working to help improve other people’s lives.

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Additional Application Materials

In addition to the general Graduate School Application materials, you must also have a:

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Interview
  • Official GRE scores

Application Deadline

For the master's in counselor education, students are only admitted for the fall semester. Deadline to apply each year is the final week in March.


Graduate Coordinator

Dr. Irvin Esters
Phone: 337-482-5261
Picard Center, 231