What's the best path to becoming a school counselor?
Like many professions, there's no one-size-fits-all pathway to become a school counselor. But Loyola's counseling programs are most attractive if you're looking for applied research and professional development training that integrates social justice principles.
Our students understand that advocacy and innovative counseling approaches are required to address the serious mental health, educational, and career outcome disparities facing many disenfranchised populations. 100% of our full-time faculty for these programs are persons of color, each with active research labs examining pressing social issues while providing opportunities to collaborate with students.
- MEd in School Counseling (leads to License in School Counseling)
- MEd in Community Counseling (leads to LCPC in IL and other 48-hour states)
- MEd Combined School-Community (School Counseling license and LCPC in 48-hour states)
- MA Community Counseling (Research intensive program)
- PhD in Counseling Psychology (APA accredited, leads to Psychology license, only program in Chicago)
- EdS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (leads to LCPS in 60-hour states)