Degree Program Overview

The Counseling Program has two specialties (Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling). This MA program provides students with the necessary academic preparation to pursue licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Texas. Students receive complete and broad based training from faculty that have extensive clinical experience which prepares them to work with diverse clients in community mental health centers, community agencies, psychiatric facilities, and private practice. Specifically, students learn the knowledge and skills to treat clients who struggle with issues from adjusting to everyday life to serious mental health issues and concerns.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling specialty is accredited by the Counsel for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). At the end of the 60-credit-hour program, students receive a Master of Arts degree.

Emphasis Options:

  • Students interested in the treatment of children may complete play therapy electives and choose a play therapy focused internship.
  • Students interested in the treatment of marriage and families may choose electives and internship placements with a marriage and family therapy focus.

Program Breakdown

Brief breakdown of the type, or types, of degree available, their length, available enrollment, and estimated cost.
Category Degree Summary
Catalog Entry Master of Arts (MA)
Length 60 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall, Spring, Summer
Costs Rates Per Semester
Admission Requirements Application Materials

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: May 15

Please note that application deadlines will occasionally change. Please contact your academic advisor (listed in the contact section) for confirmation on application deadlines.

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