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Master’s Degree Requirement

To be eligible for the LPCC license, the Board of Behavioral Sciences requires individuals to complete a 60-semester-unit master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited or approved institution, which is counseling or psychotherapy in content, includes 6 semester units of supervised practicum, and contains at least 3 semester units, or 4½ units, of coursework in 13 core content areas. For candidates who do not meet this master’s degree requirement, APU’s M.A.Ed. in School Counseling with embedded School Counseling Credential program offers courses that meet the educational requirements for the LPCC license.

Course Requirements

The LPCC Respecialization Certificate in Clinical Counseling consists of the following courses:

EDCO 571
Introduction to Clinical Practice: Basic Skills
EDCO 572
Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology
EDCO 573
Addictions, Assessment, and Interventions
EDCO 574
Introduction to Clinical Practice: Advanced Skills

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, visit Gainful Employment Disclosures.

Note: This information is current for the 2013–14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.