College of Education > Academics > Counseling & Special Education > Licensure & Endorsements > Licensed Professional Counselor
The State of Illinois requires that those who wish to work as a counselor have licensure as either a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or an advanced Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). The Counseling program’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling specialty area meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. However, there are further requirements that must be met. For more information, contact the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation in Springfield, Illinois.
To be eligible for the Licensed Professional Counselor program, students must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. It is recommended that you have at least one year of working experience.
To apply, please submit the following materials to the Office of Graduate Admission:
The admission process also may include an interview with program faculty.
Please answer all of the following questions.Your entire response should not exceed 1,500 words (or approximately 300 words per question).
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