As mental health awareness continues to rise, so does our need for counselors. Lead others towards mental health and well-being through our Professional Counseling Licensure program. Offered in combination with the Counseling (MS) program, you can earn your certification in as little as a year. Help those who need someone to talk to by becoming a licensed counselor today.

*This is not a stand-alone program; it must be completed as part of the Counseling (MS) program.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, McKinney (CHEC), Mesquite
Duration 2 semesters
Foreign Language No foreign language credits required
Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours 12 hours
Thesis Requirements No thesis required
Woman counseling an young man.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for this specialization, you must:

  • Complete your application through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.

Licensure Requirements

To apply for licensure, you must:

  • Complete a 60 semester hour program of graduate studies to satisfy the LPC requirement
    • One course from those 60 hours must include PSY 503 Abnormal Psychology
    • One course from those 60 hours must include one of the marriage and family courses (COUN 513, COUN 564, or COUN 611)
  • 3,000 hours of supervised counseling experience after completion of the graduate program
  • Texas requires a passing score on the state licensure examination (the National Counseling Examination, NCE) prior to applying for licensure

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