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ULM counseling ranked among nation’s best for affordability

Published September 01, 2015

For the second week in a row, a program from the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s College of Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences has been ranked for its affordability. ULM’s Counseling Program was ranked in the nation’s “Top 25 Most Affordable and Accredited Master’s in School Counseling Online” by BestCounselingDegrees.net.

ULM’s Master of Science in Counseling was ranked number 22 overall, joined on the list by the University of Central Arkansas, Liberty University, Seton Hall University, Oregon State University, and more.

This ranking is a significant honor for health science degrees, which are typically labeled as “high cost” programs.

This is the second year in a row that ULM counseling has received this designation from BestCounselingDegrees.net. In 2014, the site highlighted the availability of employment opportunities for ULM counseling graduates, the overall curriculum, and the program’s practicum and internship experiences.


“The School Counseling Program at ULM offers flexibility and quality,” said Program Director Dr. Yolanda Dupre.  “Students can earn their degree primarily online. The program helps to prepare students for both Licensed Professional Counseling (LPC) licensure and certification as a school counselor.”

The program is dually accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

This year, the site commends ULM’s graduation and job placement rate within the program, as well as the program’s ability to prepare students to serve diverse populations.

To develop the ranking BestCounselingDegrees.net used the “Institute of Education Sciences’ College Navigator to gather a list of schools that offered a degree in school counseling with a distance education option. From this list of programs, the site cross-referenced with the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to keep only regionally accredited schools. The schools were ranked based on the average graduate student tuition and fees for the academic year 2014-2015 as listed on the College Navigator web site.”

Last week, BestCounselingDegrees.net ranked ULM’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program as a top 25 most affordable online master’s and Ph.D. program.

To learn more about ULM’s online counseling degrees, visit ulm.edu/onlinedegrees/

To view the complete ranking, visit bestcounselingdegrees.net/best/affordable-accredited-online-masters-degrees-school-counseling/