Because the Master of Science in Clinical Psychology program has a professional relationship with the National Board for Certified Counselors, we can offer our students an opportunity to take the National Counselor's Examination (NCE) here at Benedictine. Students are eligible to take the NCE 6-9 months prior to their graduation. An application form is required and students must pay a fee to take the exam. Academic advisors provide assistance with this process.
Students who take the NCE at Benedictine before graduating are not required to take the State of Illinois Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) exam for state licensure as these tests are the same. Such students instead submit the appropriate paperwork and associated fee to the state of Illinois and document their passing grade on the examination upon graduation. This option allows the student to expedite Illinois licensing and begin the process of being certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors.
The MSCP Program has relationships with almost 100 placement sites in 5 counties. Current students may access information about available internships through the Desire2Learn portal by logging in with their BenU password and entering the MSCP Internship "class." Details about current internship opportunities are listed there.