The Department of Clinical Rehabilitation and Counseling will begin accepting applications after December 15 so that those students who have taken courses in the Fall semester will have a complete official transcript.

Timeline for application

Applications received by May 15 will be given priority. Applications received after May 15 will be considered on a space available basis.

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

MHSRC 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
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.

Professional work experience in the field of rehabilitation or other human services field will be given strong weight when considering an individual for admission. In some cases, certain coursework pre-requisites may be waived. Such decisions will be made by the departmental admissions committee on a case-by-case basis.

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 302. Contact the admissions coordinator by phone or via email if you are interested in attending an informational session.  For a complete list of 2018 sessions, please click on link below.

Download an Informational Session Registration Form

Admissions Coordinator Contact Information

Please do not hesitate to contact the department should you have questions or concerns.

LSUHSC, Department of Clinical Rehabilitation and Counseling
411 S. Prieur Street, Room 320
New Orleans, LA 70112