Counseling Programs

Helping Others, Changing Lives

"Helping Others, Changing Lives" is the signature of our program and is undergirded by our commitment to multicultural affirmation, social justice, and cura personalis (care for the whole person). The signature corresponds to what we believe are the most important characteristics of those who aspire to be professional counselors.

Hybrid Degree and Credential Certification Program Offerings 

The M.A. in Counseling (60 units) with Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) Eligibility is designed to prepare aspiring counselors for K-12 public, private, and parochial schools; clinical mental health settings; and/or college and university settings. Candidates are eligible to pursue LPCC licensure in the state of California post-graduation and to select from these degree specialization options:

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (LPCC eligible), 60 units
  • School Counseling with PPS Credential (LPCC eligible), 60 units

The M.A. in School Counseling with California PPS Credential in School Counseling (48 units) is designed to prepare aspiring school counselors to maximize their professional mobility in K-12 public, private, and parochial schools. 

The M.A. in Guidance and Counseling (41 units) prepares candidates to work in higher education and/or non-profit settings (e.g., university academic advisor, career counselor, etc.). Candidates in this program often see their primary professional role as one that involves counseling young adults as they navigate their way through the college experience. 

The Child Welfare and Attendance (CWA) Add-On Authorization authorizes California Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential holders to work directly with pupils to improve Average Daily Attendance (ADA). These professionals focus specifically on truancy remediation and prevention in order to improve attendance culture and increase attendance and well-being for at-risk pupils. Child welfare and attendance combines the knowledge and skill of counseling with knowledge of education and the law to resolve complicated situations involving school choice, student discipline, campus safety, and programs for high-risk youth.  The LMU CWA Program is CTC-approved and is a 3-course, 9-unit program offered on Saturdays designed to be completed in one academic semester.

Many of our required courses are designed to be offered in a hybrid format which combines both online synchronous, online asynchronous and in-person components.