Professional Clinical Counseling (M.A.)

  • Master's Program
  • On Campus

Career Opportunities

Although the specific title differs from state to state, professional counselors are master’s-level clinicians who provide mental health, psychological, and/or human development principles to address wellness, personal growth, career development, and mental or emotional health issues. Education and training are oriented toward the adoption of a client-centered, rather than an illness-centered, approach. Professional counselors work with individuals or groups in the assessment and treatment of psychological disorders. Other activities of counselors include consultation, prevention, and research. They make up a large percentage of the workforce employed in mental health agencies and organizations, and their work is covered by managed care organizations and health plans. Many professional counselors have a private practice.

Application Process

The Professional Clinical Counseling Program has some additional requirements beyond the typical application process. Find more information through the link below.


Annual Report

The following report is written in accordance with the 2016 CACREP Standard 4.D: “Counselor education program faculty disseminate an annual report that includes, by program level, (1) a summary of the program evaluation results, (2) subsequent program modifications, and (3) any other substantial program changes. The report is published on the program website in an easily accessible location, and students currently in the program, program faculty, institutional administrators, and personnel in cooperating agencies (e.g., employers, site supervisors) are notified that the report is available.”

CACREP Vital Statistics

Each year, the Master’s Program in Professional Clinical Counseling submits a Vital Statistics Report to its accrediting body, The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).  This report is a requirement of all CACREP-accredited programs, and must be publicly reported on the program website annually.  This report is concerning academic year 2021-2022.


La Salle’s Professional Clinical Counseling Program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP accredits degree programs in counseling and its specialties offered by colleges and universities worldwide.

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