Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Online Graduate Certificate

An 18-credit online graduate program providing supplemental academic qualifications required to apply to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) within the State of Connecticut.

The University of Connecticut’s (UConn) Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Online Graduate Certificate focuses on development of skills and academic credit pertaining to earning the LPC designation overseen by Connecticut’s Department of Public Health (CT DPH). Students must have, or be currently earning, a master’s degree in school counseling, school psychology, or very closely related fields, as this program bridges a master’s degree.

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UConn’s LPC certificate is designed for students currently earning, or for those holding, a master’s degree in school counseling, school psychology, or very closely related fields, as this program bridges a master's degree.

18 Credits

Up to 6 Summer Courses

100% Online

Academics & Curriculum

Steeped in core competencies common to multiple spheres of counseling practice, UConn's Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Online Graduate Certificate program drives careers and LPC licensure through pre-approved curriculum speaking to CT DPH requirements.*

Program Costs

Students in UConn’s Licensed Professional Counselor courses pay a comprehensive fee of $925 per credit or $2,775 for a 3-credit course. LPC students also should expect to pay approximately $300 per internship placement for enhanced background checks, drug tests, etc.

  • Check with your employer for tuition reimbursement opportunities.
  • For tuition waiver information, refer to the Bursar’s Office.

Core UConn LPC Certificate Components

  • Courses fulfilling CT DPH Content Areas.
  • Summer course scheduling, convenient for K-12 educators.
  • 100% online, course delivery.

Students can complete UConn LPC Certificate courses from anywhere in the world and participate at any time of the day or night.

Developed and taught by UConn Neag School of Education faculty, students are assured that this online LPC bridge program comes from a fully-accredited institution, carrying the highest quality of course curriculum and online course delivery methods.

* Note: Specific requirements concerning LPC licensure within the State of Connecticut include multiple facets, as well as occasional updates. Please check with the CT DPH for official policies.

LPC Certificate Courses

  • EPSY 5626 - Addiction and Substance Abuse Counseling (3 credits)
  • EPSY 5323 - Crisis and Trauma Counseling (3 credits)
  • EPSY 5322 - Mental Health Counseling Internship (6 credits)
  • EPSY 5324 - Professional Orientation to Mental Health Counseling (3 credits)
  • EPSY 5625 - Mental Disorders in Counseling Practice: Diagnosis and Treatment (3 credits)


Headshot of Dr. Sara Renzulli, LPC Certificate ProgramSara Renzulli, PhD

University of Connecticut, Professor in Residence

Program Manager, LPC Online Graduate Certificate

Phone: 860-486-0207


Application Deadline

Summer: December 1

The application for Summer 2024 enrollment to the LPC Graduate Certificate closes April 1, 2024. The Summer 2025 application will open in mid-September.

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UConn’s LPC certificate is completed over the course of at least two summers and is a minimum of 18 credits.

The certificate bridges the course-work and clinical experience gap for individuals with a school counseling background who are interested in obtaining their LPC. At the conclusion of the program students will be eligible to get their LPC-A in Connecticut.