Elizabeth Wofford

Elizabeth Wofford

Assistant Professor, Program Director of Clinical Counseling

William Librizzi

William Librizzi

Associate Professor of Psychology, Clinical Director of the Clinical Counseling Program

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Starting your journey to become a clinical counselor

The Master of Science in clinical counseling at Charleston Southern University is a terminal degree intended to prepare you to engage in the practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor. It is designed to educate compassionate and highly motivated individuals who will excel in providing client-centered mental healthcare, practicing as agents of change, serving as leaders in their communities and advancing the mental health profession.

This mental health training program is one of the few in the industry that integrates elements of faith and psychological knowledge. Our goal is to develop students to be clinically competent and biblically sound counselors.

Coursework is consistent with LPC licensure requirements in South Carolina. Choose 9 credit hours of electives from various options, including marriage and family therapy, child and adolescent therapy, addiction treatment, and Christian counseling.


Charleston Southern University has received accreditation from Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and is pursuing accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

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Application Requirements

*Applicants with lower GPA may be considered based on other factors such as life experience.

**An undergraduate GPA of 3.5, another master’s degree obtained, or 15 credits of graduate studies with a 3.0 GPA may be substituted.

In the Clinical Counseling program, you’ll take courses like…

  • Psychopathology
  • Social and Cultural Foundations
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Counseling and Personality Theories
  • Introduction to Family Dynamics
  • Advanced Training in Addiction Treatment

Program Director

Elizabeth Wofford

Elizabeth Wofford

Assistant Professor, Program Director of Clinical Counseling


Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership includes classrooms and conference space, including the Drew Conference Center, which accommodates 200.

As a graduate of Charleston Southern University with a BS in psychology and sociology, I went into the workforce wishing I had the opportunity to continue my education at CSU and obtain a degree in counseling. Fast-forward 25 years, and here it is! I am so happy to be in the new program. The instruction, coursework, classmates, professors and environment are exactly what I hoped for and expected from CSU. I truly believe the Christian environment makes this program superior to any in the state. As a working adult with kids, the schedule has even been a fit for my life. We are learning so much so fast and already practicing our counseling skills.

Kristi Willis ’93 and MS Clinical Counseling student