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Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.S.

"Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a revered program that provides our graduates with opportunities to pursue professional careers an a variety of areas. Expand your possibilities by gaining the knowledge and skills offered through our rigorous Masters degree."

     - Dr. Yolanda Dupre
       School Counseling Director

The mission of the counseling program is to create a supportive and collaborative learning environment for students from diverse backgrounds and cultures to acquire knowledge, attitudes, and skills essential in the practice of counseling; to prepare students to become highly skilled to provide supportive, educational, and counseling services to individuals from diverse backgrounds in a wide variety of settings, including agencies and K-12 schools; to contribute to the knowledge in human services and counseling through scholarly contributions of faculty members and students; and to provide service to the human services and counseling professions, the community, ULM, and humanity.

You can utilize your graduate counseling degree in almost any field that deals with people.  Your career awaits, you can become a(n):

All applicants for the M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program are expected to meet the admission requirements of the requirements of the Graduate School and the requirements of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. These program requirements consist of an application package, supporting information and letters of reference. The specific minimum GPAs and GRE scores are listed in the Graduate Catalog.

The School Counseling program (M.S.), the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program (M.S.), and the Marriage and Family Therapy Program (M.A.) are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

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The University of Louisiana at Monroe’s M.S. in Mental Health Counseling and/or School Counseling (60 credit hours) is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). A number of states are now requiring Mental Health Counseling students to graduate from a CACREP program. 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. Students are responsible to evaluate and understand the licensure requirements for the state or international location in which he or she intends to work. The University of Louisiana at Monroe cannot promise that the successful completion of the M.S. degree in Mental Health Counseling or coursework for graduate credit will enable the student to obtain licensure or employment.

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Transitioning Online!                     

Limited enrollment to ensure excellent student-faculty ratio!

Application Deadlines:

March 31st –Fall

November 15th –Spring