Master of Science in Education - Professional Counseling

The professional counseling program track is an approved program by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) and leads to a LPC-IT endorsement.

Program Specifications

Licensing for professional counseling graduates includes:

  • Completion of 45 credits* and earn the Master’s degree
  • Completion of 700 hour practicum/internship
  • Post-Graduation: obtaining a training license
  • Post-Graduation: Passing the NCE exam
  • Post-Graduation: Completing 3000 hours in an agency under the supervision of a licensed professional counselor or other mental health professional as approved by the state.
  • Licensure is State Specific: Students seeking licensure in another state are responsible for checking with that state for licensing requirements, transfer processes or reciprocity agreements.

Entrance Requirements

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Undergraduate degree in a related field such as education, psychology, sociology, social work, criminal justice, nursing or ministry

Other Licensures

Students may also be endorsed for a Substance Abuse Counselor in Training 130 License. See the counseling program director for specifics on SAC-IT endorsement requirements.


Note: Professional Counseling credit requirements are currently 45. The Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services is changing the requirement to 60 credits after September 1, 2018.

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