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Counseling, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) , LA,
The Master of Education (MEd) in Counseling from Louisiana State University is designed to advance the knowledge base of certified teachers, provide preparation for individuals interested in leadership positions in schools and school districts, and prepare school counselors.


The M.Ed. in Counseling from Louisiana State University is a 60-hour master’s program offering concentrations in either School Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration provides professional level training to graduate students interested in working in community and mental health settings and is designed to prepare students to become licensed professional counselors in the state of Louisiana.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling non-thesis concentration requires the completion of 60 credit hours, which includes a specified core of 48 credit hours and 12 elective credit hours. The thesis option requires 60 hours of which 51 hours are in the specified core, and nine are in thesis. 

The curriculum requirements include:

  • At least 42 hours at the 7000-level or above.
  • A primary area consisting of a minimum of 48 hours of earned credit in a specified field of study
  • An elective component consisting of 12 hours

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Group Techniques and Dynamics in Counseling 
  • Counseling Theory and Techniques 
  • Analysis of the Individual 
  • Vocational Counseling 
  • Counseling Skills and Interventions 
  • Practicum in School Counseling 
  • Community Agency Counseling Practicum 
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            Detailed Programme Facts

            • Programme intensity Full-time
              • Full-time duration 48 months
            • Credits
              60 alternative credits
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus

            English Language Requirements

            You only need to take one of these language tests:

            • Minimum required score:


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            Academic Requirements

            You need the following GPA score:

            Required score: 3

            Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

            Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

            Admission Requirements:

            All applicants must have the following in order to be considered for unconditional admission:

            • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a foreign institution.
            • A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 (A = 4.0) on all undergraduate work (or in the final 64 credit hours) and any graduate work already completed.Acceptable GRE or GMAT scores.
            • Demonstrated English proficiency.
            • A copy of the name page of your passport.
            • A completed Affidavit of Support and supporting financial documents (required to process forms for F-1 and J-1 visas).
            • Draft and Gather Additional Application Materials: statement of purpose, curriculum vitae.

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              28500 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 28500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
            • National

              28308 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 28308 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
            • In-State

              11393 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 11393 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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            Living costs for Baton Rouge

            • 900 - 1400 USD/month
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