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Be present. Change lives.

Master of Science in Counseling

In the Master of Science in Counseling program at Loyola, we train students to be ethical, competent, effective, and thoughtful mental health practitioners.

You’ll receive hands-on training and experiential learning through this accredited and completely on-campus program. But most importantly – you’ll learn who you are. You’ll become the best version of yourself while preparing to help others.

Students who graduate from this program go on to become licensed professional counselors who work in settings that include private practice, community mental health centers, hospitals, pre-K through 12 schools, college counseling clinics, military settings, the VA, and more. Our graduates also go on to administrative roles or to pursue their doctorate. This degree is practical, versatile, and noble – you’ll know yourself, have the skills, and will be able to apply those skills anywhere you see fit.

Auto [Expedited] Admit Program for LOYNO Students

Are you a Loyola New Orleans graduating senior or current alum? You could be eligible for the auto admit program. The Counseling program will auto admit eligible Loyola New Orleans students who meet the following criteria:

  • GRE waived for students with a 3.0 or higher GPA in their last 60 hours of undergraduate course work OR for those who have already received a master's degree.

To apply as an auto admit, submit the On-Campus Graduate Programs Quick App


See an overview of the program's curriculum and requirements.

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Center for Counseling & Education

The LCCE is committed to providing effective mental health counseling services on a sliding-scale to underserved families, couples, groups, and individuals at every stage of life.

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Play Therapy Center

By providing quality learning opportunities for students and practitioners, we hope to offer more children, adolescent, and adults healing through play.