Why Choose Us?

Loyola Marymount University ranks 3rd in "Best Universities with Master’s Programs in the West," U.S. News & World Report 2017.

Our LMU Counseling program attracts local, national and international students who desire to realize their own talents for helping others.

Our program offers a rolling admissions process, with applicant interviews offered to applicants if they meet our program requirements (search for a specific program offering).

We welcome your application as a motivated, thoughtful graduate student in one of the following options:

  • We offer a 60-unit Masters in Counseling program that positions graduates for licensure as LPCC (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor) practitioners, thus maximizing their degrees of freedom relative to navigating their career post-graduation. After becoming a "Professional Clinical Counseling Intern" (PCCI) to obtain their clinical hours for LPCC licensure, our LPCC graduates go on to work in community agencies, mental health clinics, and/or their own private practice.
  • In addition, we offer a 48-unit Masters of Counseling program that allows graduates to earn the P.P.S. (Pupil Personnel Services) Credential with the Option in School Counseling, preparing our graduates for career mobility in all K-12 academic settings.
  • For our graduate students who wish to pursue a career-track in both LPCC and PPS, we offer a combined 60-unit program.
  • For our graduate students who wish to pursue a career-track in guidance (higher education) counseling, we offer a 37-unit Masters in Guidance & Counseling program (no credential or license).

Join us today! Find out how to apply.

Questions about our Counseling Program offerings? Please request an overview of our Counseling programs by emailing soeinfo@lmu.edu.