Counseling - Clinical Mental Health, M.A.

Our graduate counseling program will prepare you to work in a variety of public or private settings. Upon completion will have the necessary training, supervision and course work required to obtain a temporary license as a professional counselor.

Licensure Requirements

Professional Counselor licensure in Texas requires a 3,000-hour internship and passing the state-licensing exam upon completion of the internship. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, you will be able to work in a variety of professional settings, including private practice.

Required Courses (60 hours)

Our program requires 60 credit hours.

COUN 5103 Professional Orientation
COUN 5203 Introduction to Counseling
COUN 5213 Human Development and Learning
COUN 5223 Career Development and Counseling
COUN 5243 Group Counseling
COUN 5253 Assessment
COUN 5263 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
COUN 5273 Theories and Techniques of Counseling
COUN 5283 Advanced Counseling Skills*
COUN 5293 Practicum in Counseling
COUN 5303 Ethics and Issues in Counseling
COUN 5323 Marriage and Family Counseling
COUN 5363 Multicultural Counseling
COUN 6013 Human Relations
COUN 6043 Graduate Internship (6 hours)
COUN 6953 Special Graduate Topics in Counseling
EDUC 5053 Introduction to Educational Research

Six (6) additional semester hours from the following list approved by the Chair of the Counseling Department.

COUN 5113 Mediation and Conflict Resolution
COUN 5343 Introduction to Reality Therapy*
COUN 6953 Special Graduate Topics in Counseling
SPED 5013 Exceptional Individuals

*COUN 5243 and COUN 5283 will have a residency requirement.