Jul 05, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Counseling, M.S. (131101)


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Accreditation


The Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The School Counseling program is also accredited by CAEP/NCATE.

Credentials Deadlines


Individuals interested in applying for admission should apply to the Graduate School and apply to the appropriate Counseling program in the School of Health Professions.

Enrollment is limited and candidates for admission will be required to complete an application package.

Applicants wishing to be considered for admission to the Counseling programs must have all application materials on file on the following dates: November 15 for admission to the Spring Semester and March 31 for admission to Summer or Fall Semester.

Program Admission


Admission to the Counseling program is at the discretion of the Counseling Program Admissions Committee. In addition to the university requirements for admission to the Graduate School at ULM, applicants for admission to either the M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling will meet the following criteria:
 

Applicants must meet one of the following minimum requirements to be regularly admitted:

  • Any graduate, terminal, or professional degree from a regionally accredited university. GRE required. 
    OR
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (based on a 4.0 scale) from a regionally accredited university. GRE required.
    OR
  • GPA of 2.75 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework from a regionally accredited university. GRE required.



Applicants must meet one of the following minimum requirements to be conditionally admitted:

  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale) from a regionally accredited university. GRE required. 
    OR
  • GPA of 2.5 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework from a regionally accredited university. GRE required. 
    OR   
  • GPA between 2.2 and 2.49, and a minimum formula score of 622.6 (2.2 GPA x 283 GRE)

Program Requirements


Requirements for a major: Counseling studies offers two concentrations: Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling.  For Clinical Health Counseling requirements include a 48-semester hour required core plus a minimum of 12 semester hours of approved elective course work totaling 60 semester hours. For School Counseling, requirements include a 51 semester hour required core plus a minimum of 9 semester hours of approved elective course work totaling 60 semester hours. A thesis is optional.  Students earning a C in any of the following skills courses: COUN 5065Practicum in Counseling  , COUN 5011Advanced Techniques in Counseling , COUN 6067Group Counseling , COUN 5065Practicum in Counseling , and COUN 6070Internship /COUN 6071Internship in a School Setting  must retake the course, earning a B or higher. Students may not earn more than 2 Cs during their time of study or face dismissal from the program. Internship must include 600 hours of clinical work documented by the Program Director


NOTE: The professional code of ethics requires that retention in this program depends on the student’s personal and professional development as well as academic performance. The student will be asked to submit periodic assignments for assessment in this regard. Please consult the Counseling Program Director at 318-342-1246 for further information. Admission to the program is very limited and only highly qualified candidates will be admitted based on available slots in accordance with CACREP’s student-to-faculty guidelines.

Graduate Courses


Note: To receive graduate credit for a 4000-level course designated “For Undergraduate and Graduates,” a student must be in graduate admission status at the time credit is earned in the course. Credit earned in undergraduate admission status cannot be changed to graduate credit.

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