Master of Arts in Counseling

Program Type

Master of Arts (MA)

Program Length

60 Credit Hours


The Master of Arts in Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) to offer an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC). This program provides students with the necessary coursework to pursue professional licensure (LPC) with the Texas State Board of Professional Counselors.

Students receive complete and broad based training 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 illness.

Students are required to complete elective coursework which provide additional training in the field of counseling. These electives may also be used to provide additional training in the treatment of children or in the treatment of marriage and families. 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.

Enrollment Semester

Fall, Spring, Summer

Program Offered

Face-to-Face (Evening)

Tuition and Cost

Rates per semester

Additional Program Information

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Catalog Information

Pre-Admission Information

Application Requirements

  1. Graduate Admissions Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. Official GRE scores with writing section or MAT scores
  5. Three Reference Forms: one from a current or former employer/supervisor; one from a former professor, certified school counselor, or licensed counselor, marriage and family therapist, MSW, or psychologist; one from someone other than a family member
  6. Essay
  7. Face-to-Face Interview

Academic Advisor

Center for Research and Counseling
(936) 294-4148

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