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Professional Clinical Counseling

La Salle University

36 months
875 USD/credit 17500 USD/year
875 USD/credit 17500 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Professional Clinical Counseling from La Salle University offers intensive studies that stress skill training and clinical preparation for licensure as a professional counselor.


La Salle University’s  Professional Clinical Counseling degree prepares students for licensure as professional counselors (LPC) in Pennsylvania and most other states and for employment in many professional settings, including mental health agencies and hospitals, college counseling and career centers, and employee assistance programs, as well as for private practice.

 Upon graduation from the program, students are eligible to take the national exam for licensure. The PCC degree also is excellent preparation for those students planning to pursue doctoral studies in counselor education and supervision or a related field.

Learning Outcomes

  • Counseling students will use an ethical approach with developmental and cultural sensitivity.
  • Counseling students will use counseling theory to guide case conceptualization, treatment planning and clinical practice.
  • Counseling students will utilize appropriate counseling techniques and interventions to maintain collaborative relationships with clients.
  • Counseling students will demonstrate the ability to assess and diagnose in their clinical practice.
  • Counseling students will demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate research relevant to their clinical practice.
  • Counseling students will develop professional identities as counselors.
  • Counseling students will demonstrate an understanding of oneself and professional maturity in their approach to responsibilities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice Of Counseling
  • Psychopathology
  • Human Behavior: A Developmental Perspective
  • Systems, Systemic Thinking, and Ethics
  • Basic Principles Of Research Design, Statistics, Program
  • Development and Evaluation
  • Assessment in Clinical and Career Counseling
  • Practice Of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Addictions Counseling
  • Grief, Loss and Trauma Counseling
  • Advanced Counseling Lab
  • Group Processes

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Evidence of completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a minimum of 9-12 hours in psychology, counseling, or Marriage and Family Studies
  • The online application for admission.
  • Three letters of recommendation. This should include a college professor who can assess the applicant’s academic qualifications and abilities as well as a supervisor who can assess the applicant’s professional qualifications, abilities, and motivation for enrolling in this program.
  • Work experience (paid or volunteer) in an area related to counseling or the mental health field is considered.
  • A personal statement that includes the following:You have made the decision to apply to La Salle’s Master’s Program in Professional Clinical Counseling.
  • Evidence of the ability to meet the qualifications, both academic and professional, required for field placement in the profession.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 875 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    17500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 875 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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