Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

Fact Sheet

Master of Science in Counseling

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Emphasis

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  • For those who wish to work in agency or hospital settings and/or private practice
  • Designed to lead to the Licensed Professional Counselor credential in Texas
  • With appropriate planning and course selection, can also lead to Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist credential in Texas
  • 10-year job outlook is MUCH GREATER THAN AVERAGE (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook)
  • Median Salary – mid $40K (agency/hospital setting; private practice limited by hours you set)
  • Accredited by Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • 60 semester hours (Minimum requirements established by Texas licensing board)
  • Time to completion – 10 semesters part-time; 7 semesters full-time
  • Tuition and Fees (through 8/17)

Texas Residents        Out-of-State Residents

1 class       $1104.71                     $2328.71

2 classes    $1930.45                     $4378.45

3 classes    $2755.03                     $6427.08

  • Financial Aid is available
  • Primarily need-based and non-need-based loans
  • 6 competitive Counseling-specific scholarships
  • Several College of Education and Human Services-level competitive scholarships
    • Application needs
    • APPLY TEXAS application ($50 fee)
    • 3 recommendations (forms online)
    • Essay (prompt online)
    • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores (Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Writing – No minimum score requirement)
    • Transcripts of ALL previous postsecondary education         
      • Can start any semester
      • Application deadlines
      • For Fall Start – June 1
      • For Spring Start – October 1
      • For Summer Start – February 15

Coursework

COUN 501       Introduction to the Counseling Profession

COUN 510       Counseling Theories and Techniques

COUN 512       Career Development

COUN 516       Basic Counseling Skills

COUN 517       Assessment in Counseling

COUN 522       Counseling Diverse Populations

COUN 528       Group Dynamics and Processes

COUN 530       Clinical Mental Health Counseling

COUN 545       Developmental Issues & Strategies in Counseling

COUN 548       Advanced Counseling Skills

COUN 551       Practicum

COUN 552       Internship (must be repeated for credit)

COUN 560       Crisis Intervention

Or

COUN 564       Family Crisis & Resources

COUN 581       Assessment & Treatment of Chemical Dependency

COUN 595       Research Literature and Techniques

COUN 611       Introduction to Marriage & Family Counseling

Or

COUN 513       Communication in Marriage

PSY 503           Advanced Abnormal Psychology

PSY 507           Pharmacotherapy

Elective

Course Sequence

Part-time (2 courses per semester; Does not include “mini” terms)

 

For Fall or Summer Start

1

2

3

4

5

COUN 501

COUN 510

COUN 545

COUN 528

 

COUN 522

COUN 517

 

COUN 611

PSY 503

 

PSY 507

COUN 581

6

7

8

9

10

COUN 516

COUN 530

COUN 548

COUN 560

COUN 551

COUN 512

 

COUN 552

COUN 595

 

COUN 552

Elective

 

For Spring Start

1

2

3

4

5

COUN 501

COUN 510

COUN 545

COUN 528

 

COUN 522

COUN 517

 

COUN 611

PSY 503

 

COUN 516

COUN 530

6

7

8

9

10

COUN 548

COUN 560

COUN 551

COUN 512

COUN 507

COUN 581

 

COUN 552

COUN 595

 

COUN 552

Elective

 

Full-time (3 courses per semester; Does not include “mini” terms)

 

For Fall or Summer Start

1

2

3

4

COUN 501

COUN 510

COUN 545

COUN 522

COUN 528

COUN 517

 

COUN 516

COUN 530

PSY 503

 

COUN 548

COUN 560

COUN 581

 

5

6

7

 

COUN 551

COUN 611

PSY 507

COUN 552

COUN 512

COUN 595

COUN 552

Elective

 

 

 

For Spring Start

1

2

3

4

COUN 501

COUN 510

COUN 545

COUN 516

COUN 528

COUN 522

 

COUN 548

COUN 530

PSY 503

 

COUN 551

COUN 560

COUN 581

 

5

6

7

 

COUN 517

COUN 611

PSY 507

COUN 552

COUN 512

COUN 595

COUN 552

Elective