The Department of Counseling will begin accepting applications after December 15 (for fall admittance)  so that those students who have taken courses in the Fall semester will have a complete official transcript.

Online application

Timeline for application

Applications received by June 1 (for Fall), and November 1 (for Spring) will be given priority. Applications received after priority deadlines will be considered on a space available basis.

The application deadline for the class beginning in Spring (January)  is November 15 and the application deadline for the class beginning in Fall (August) is July 15.

A hard copy application may also be secured by contacting the department directly or the Office of Student Affairs at 504-568-6299 or email

MHS-CRC Admission Requirements

1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
2. Minimum Undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 (in a 4.0 system).
3. Satisfactory Graduate Record Examination Score within the last 5 years

Graduate Record Examination Test

Due to COVID-19 the department is allowing applicants to submit their GRE scores 90 days after Louisiana testing centers resume administration of GRE tests.

All applicants seeking admission to the LSUHSC-NO MHS-CRC Program must register for and take the Graduate Record Examination General Test. The web site for the GRE General Test is When filling out the application, you will be asked for an Institutional Code. The institutional code is 6352, the Department code is 0635.

4. Two letters of recommendation (one must be from an academic source)
5. Typed Essay
6. Background in behavioral science and/or social services is preferred, but not a requirement.

The department is interested in admitting a committed, qualified, and diverse group of students for each class. For example, a substantially higher GPA than that required may be used to offset a lower GRE score. Frequently, the applicant pool has more competitive GPA‘s than GRE scores.

The admissions committee will consider all three General Test sections of the GRE; Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing, as each section provides insight into a different aspect of the prospective student. The department will continue to require the GRE and utilize other criteria, as stated above, to determine admissions decisions.

Informational Sessions

Information is provided on the field and scope of practice, curriculum, schedule, employment opportunities, application/admission requirements, etc. These sessions are held in the HDC building, 411 S. Prieur Street, Room 301. Contact the admissions coordinator by phone or via email if you are interested in attending an informational session.  For a complete list of sessions, please click on link below.

Informational Session Registration

Admissions Coordinator Contact Information

Please feel free to contact the department should you have questions or concerns.

LSUHSC, Department of Counseling
411 S. Prieur Street, Room 308
New Orleans, LA 70112