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 and the Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling, are 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.
- 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.
|Catalog Entry||Master of Arts (MA)|
|Length||60 Credit Hours|
|Costs||Rates Per Semester|
|Admission Requirements||Application Materials|
- Fall: March 1
- Spring: October 1
Please note that application deadlines will occasionally change. Please contact your academic advisor (listed in the contact section) for confirmation on application deadlines.