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Master's Plus in School Counseling

Students who possess a master’s degree in School Counseling from Loyola or another accredited institution may take the specific courses required by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to become a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). Students may take up to six (6) courses under the Master’s Plus; however, no more than six (6) credits may be taken outside of the school counseling program.

Degree Requirements

Professional Counselor Licensure (LCPC) is issued by The Board of Professional Counselors and Therapist through The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH).  We strongly encourage that individuals interested in becoming licensed as a professional counselor visit the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapist website to review licensure requirements.  Students are responsible to make sure they meet all educational requirements with the Board. Additionally, individuals should request a transcript review from the Board of Professional Counselors to determine the additional courses he or she needs to satisfy the educational requirements.  Individuals are assigned a Loyola academic advisor to assist them in course planning.

Program Outcomes

Students will apply to the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists for Professional Counselor Licensure (LCPC).

Students in the Master's Plus program are not eligible for financial aid.

Clinical Supervision

Learn more about our Clinical Supervision Courses


Program Options

Loyola's School Counseling programs are designed to meet all stages of your professional life—whether you are entering the profession and learning the basics, or if you are an established counselor who wants to continue your education and advance your knowledge and skillset. Our students are prepared to effectively serve, lead, and be advocates for social justice and mental health in pre K-12 settings. 

To meet the youth mental health crisis, we offer counselors the opportunity to not only become eligible for certification of a school counselor, but also meet requirements for licensure in the state of Maryland. We invite you to explore our M.A. or M.Ed. program, or one of three post-master's options.






Ready to learn more?

Explore the following links or contact us at or 410-617-5095. For admission-related questions, contact Mechelle Palmer at