Master of Arts in Counseling

Licensure and State Authorization

Certification and Licensure

Certification and licensure are determined on a state-by-state basis. Graduates seeking Licensed Professional Counselor status typically must complete a series of post-master’s internship hours under the supervision of a qualified counseling professional before full licensure is granted. In some states, graduates seeking Licensed/Certified School Counselor status have similar requirements. As requirements change regularly, it is the student’s responsibility to verify the requirements applicable to the state in which they intend to work.  Truman State University maintains a website with state licensure information, updated annually, at  Students are expected to update their permanent address each semester to help ensure they can be properly informed about changes in licensure rules in their home state.


The department may dismiss students who do not meet the program’s standards for academic performance or for concerns related to the ethical, professional, or dispositional standards described in the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics.

Counseling Program
c/o School of Health Sciences and Education
Truman State University
100 E. Normal Ave.
Kirksville, MO 63501
(660) 785-4668