School Counseling Master's Degree Program Highlights
School counselors provide vital services to elementary, middle and high school students nationwide. From helping students navigate emotional and interpersonal challenges to advising on academic issues, school counselors make a lasting impact on students and encourage their lifelong success.
McNeese’s master’s degree program features extensive field experience that gives students the opportunity to work in elementary, junior and high schools with students, parents, teachers and administrators. Guided by expert faculty, this rigorous program equips school counseling majors with the knowledge, hands-on experience and practical skills needed to succeed in this rewarding and essential career field.
Career development opportunities
In addition to a master’s degree in school counseling, which equips students to work in any K-12 school environment, McNeese’s school counseling majors also earn 48 of the 60 hours required in Louisiana to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Because of this, a degree from McNeese provides an excellent foundation for those looking to expand their employment opportunities or to eventually establish a career in private practice.
At a Glance
Degree Type: Master of Science (M.S.)
Program Length: 60 credit hours
Availability: in person
What Can You Do with a School Counseling Degree?
Over 95% of McNeese's graduate students in school counseling are employed after graduation, either as counselors in public, private or charter elementary, junior and high schools, or in positions closely related to school counseling. Here are just a few career and continued education opportunities graduates can pursue:
Graduate Schools or Programs
- Doctor of Education in Educational Psychology
- Doctor of Education in Counselor Education
Potential Job Titles or Employers
Acadia Parish Public Schools
Allen Parish School Board
Beauregard Parish School Board
Bossier Parish School Board
Calcasieu Parish School Board
Cameron Parish School Board
Jefferson Davis Parish School Board
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