McNeese State University's Master of Arts in Psychology program with a concentration in Counseling Psychology prepares master's level graduates to function as counselors within the community in a variety of settings, including private and public agencies. This program offers specialized training in the areas of individual and group counseling and provides the academic training necessary to apply for licensure as a licensed professional counselor (LPC). Training emphasizes the development of evidence-based assessment of intervention skills.The student is required to complete 24 hours of core credits and 33 credit hours of concentration classes for a total of 57 credit hours. This is a non-thesis program that includes a practicum and internship. McNeese State University's Psychology Department has many off-campus practicum and internship sites for students to gain valuable experience while completing the Master of Arts degree.