M.S. in Mental Health Counseling

The Mental Health Counseling program offers a M.S. that meets the requirements for Licensure as a Professional Counselor in the state of Texas and prepares students for counseling positions in various settings such as mental health centers, family counseling centers, social service agencies, psychiatric hospitals, and private practice.


3.0 GPA on cumulative record (all courses) prior to admission. Students must successfully pass a background check to complete the practicum and internship requirement.

Licensure Requirements

For licensure as a Professional Counselor in Texas, in addition to the 60-hour master's program, a student must have:

  1. Three thousand (3,000) clock hours of post graduate supervised experience; and
  2. ofA passing score on the National Counselor Exam (NCE) or National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam (NCMHCE).

Degree Plan

Required Courses
EDPC 5310Applied Research Design for Ed3
EDPC 5317Human Growth and Development3
EDPC 5320Lifestyle & Career Development3
EDPC 5322Mental Health Counseling3
EDPC 5324Ethic, Legl/Prof. Issue/Cnslng3
EDPC 5333Crisis Counseling3
EDPC 5335Prin of Appraisal & Assessment3
EDPC 5338Group Counseling3
EDPC 5339Techniques of Counseling3
EDPC 5341Theories of Counseling3
EDPC 5345Abnormal Human Behavior3
EDPC 5346Counsel Multicult/Div Popula3
EDPC 5347Addictions Counseling3
EDPC 5360Intro Marriage & Famly Therapy3
EDPC 5371Mental Health Counseling Pract3
EDPC 5372Mental Health Coun. Intern I3
EDPC 5373Mental Health Coun. Intern II3
Free Electives9
Select nine hours
Cognitive/Behavioral Therapies
Family Theories
Cnslng Chldren, Adlscnts & Fam
Couples Therapy
Family Therapy
Directed Individual Study
Play Therapy
Special Topics-Ed Psyc/Counsel
Total Hours60