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The clinical mental health counseling track meets academic specifications for state certification and licensure as a professional counselor. Our program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. Our Master of Science and Master of Education degree programs prepare you to work in a variety of counseling settings.
This track prepares you for counseling positions in college and university mental health centers, private counseling agencies, drug abuse centers, child protective services, child counseling clinics, family counseling centers, pastoral counseling settings, and business and industry. This track gives you the opportunity to counsel a broad range of clients. You’ll choose to specialize in work with children, adolescents, college populations or adults.
We also offer continuing educational opportunities to our graduates to help them maintain high standards of care using the current best practices.
Many of our faculty members are renowned experts in the field. They’ve earned recognition from the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Texas Counseling Association and Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society for students, professional counselors and counselor educators. Their research interests include:
More targeted research has been conducted on suicide prevention, mental health services for low-income clients, counseling and play therapy in schools, near-death experiences and spiritual transformation.
We also have received the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision’s Outstanding Program Award, and its Publication in Counselor Education and Supervision Award multiple times.
The Master of Science prepares you to work in a variety of counseling settings, such as: