Counselor Education

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

24 months
1651 USD/credit
1651 USD/credit
1631 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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If you're already working as a Counselor Education and want to increase your education and job prospects, or you've recently graduated with a bachelor's and want to pursue a higher degree to open more opportunities in the job market, a master's degree in counselor education is for you.


Our Counselor Education program offers a masters degree in counselor education with concentrations in:

  • Mental Health Counseling
  • School Counseling
Clinical Mental Health Counseling:Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a field that offers immense personal satisfaction as well as excellent career opportunities. Our clinical mental health program helps you develop and master skills in order to have a meaningful and positive impact on the clients you serve.With your master's in clinical mental health counseling from UL Lafayette, you'll learn to apply contemporary mental health counseling theories and techniques. Our faculty provide varied learning experiences and close supervision to guide you on your journey into clinical practice.School Counseling:We know that the role of a School Counselor is vital to the success of students of all ages. School Counselors have a positive impact on the students they work with and help students gain a stronger understanding of themselves and their potential.The School Counseling program at UL Lafayette gives you the tools, knowledge, and support you need to you maximize your goals and to be successful in the field. Our program advances your knowledge of age appropriate interventions to assist students in meeting personal, academic and career goals.The School Counseling concentration meets the educational requirements for certification by the Louisiana Department of Education as a counselor, K-12 or ancillary counselor, K-12.By the successful completion of your degree program, you will have gained the following skills and knowledge:
  • Apply the ASCA National Standards for Students to the school counseling discipline.
  • Communicate with sensitivity, understanding, and respect in all professional interactions.
  • Apply the ACA and ASCA Codes of Ethics to professional behavior the practice of school counseling.
  • Deliver culturally sensitive individual counseling, small group counseling, and classroom guidance activities to students in K-12 settings.

Programme Structure

  • Professional Orientation
  • Methods of Inquiry in Counseling Research
  • Theories of Counseling
  • Theories and Techniques of Appraisal for Counselors
  • Helping Relationships
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Lifestyle and Career Development
  • Group Processes
  • Advanced Developmental Psychology
Approved Electives:
  • Relationship, Marriage, and Family Counseling
  • Advanced Relationship, Marriage, and Family Counseling
  • Substance Abuse and Dependency Counseling
  • Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • Introduction to Play Therapy
  • Advanced Play Therapy
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Grief and Bereavement Counseling
  • Advanced Group Counseling
  • Independent Research
Concentration - Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
  • Advanced Counseling Techniques
  • Counseling in Community Mental Health Settings
  • Advanced Psychopathology
Concentration - Master of Science in School Counseling
  • Principles and Administration of School Counseling Programs
  • Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • Advanced School Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

To be eligible for graduate study at UL Lafayette, you must:

  • have (or soon have) a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a regionally accredited university.
  • demonstrate English language proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS) if you are an international applicant
  • provide additional application materials (including GRE/GMAT) depending on the degree program to which you're applying

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1651 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1651 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1651 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1651 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    1631 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1631 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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