Frequently Asked Questions

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How long is the program?

Students generally complete the course work in 18 months depending on how many hours they take each semester. When are the courses offered? All of our courses are offered in the evenings or on the weekends to accommodate teachers and other school professionals.

How much experience do faculty members have?

All of our faculty members hold doctorates in the field and are active in the counseling profession as practitioners. Most of our faculty members are approved supervisors for training counselors and have years of experience in the field.

Do I have to complete a thesis?

No. The master’s degree in School Counseling does not require a thesis.

Will a masters in counseling certify me as a School Counselor?

This degree allows you to complete the coursework necessary to become a certified school counselor. You will need to pass the school counseling exam for the state of Texas to obtain your certification.

What are the benefits of a counseling degree?

You will enter a profession that is growing in demand for professionals with higher education while also working in a career that helps individuals and families change their lives for the better.

For more information on the master's degree in School Counseling: email Saundra Pounds, saundra.pounds@LCU.edu.

Last Updated: Oct 23, 2013