Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Master of Arts in School Counseling

Address:

175 Sam Sibley Drive

Natchitoches, LA 71457

United States

Phone:

318.357.6000

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in School Counseling

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The School Counseling program prepares graduates to seek the National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential and the National Certified School Counselor (NCSC) credential. It also meets the requirements for Louisiana licensure in counseling and Louisiana certification in school counseling. All students are required to pass a comprehensive examination near the end of their program and complete either a thesis or project-in-lieu of thesis. Specific requirements: To be admitted to the School Counseling program, prospective students must first be fully admitted to graduate studies at Northwestern State University. In addition to the application materials for Graduate Studies, applicants must submit an autobiographical career statement of purpose in pursuing a School Counseling degree, a current resume and be interviewed by two faculty members from the program. Admission to Graduate Studies does not guarantee admission into the School Counseling program. Students will be assigned a temporary advisor upon applying for admission. The temporary advisor will become the student’s major professor after admission to the program unless the student requests otherwise. All courses are not offered every semester and students should pay attention to both the prerequisites and the semester offered in planning their matriculation. Students are strongly urged to consult with their advisor before registering.

Accreditation:

The School Counseling program prepares graduates to seek the National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential and the National Certified School Counselor (NCSC) credential.

International Student Requirements:

Admission for International Students To be admitted for graduate study, international students must present to Northwestern State University an evaluation of their educational credentials by a United States professional evaluating service that has been approved by the university. International students must also meet all requirements for admission to the Graduate School. In addition, other documents required are: official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores (minimum score of 500 paper and 173 computer), an official Financial Statement Certification verifying bank funds available in U.S. dollars, an Educational Experience by Years list, a Health Form, and Immunization Record. All admission records must be on file at least 30 days prior to the date of registration. International students are only admitted on a conditional basis for the first 12 hours (see conditional admission).

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Remote Town

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999