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Degree Outlines

M.A. in Professional Counseling

There are two emphases in the M. A. degree in Professional Counseling. A thesis is optional and encouraged. There is a strong emphasis on experiential learning integrated with the application of didactic, research-based knowledge. Internship is required as the capstone experience. Each emphasis prepares the student for private practice, agency, and/or clinical work in an institution.

Community Counseling (CACREP)

  • 61 hour program
  • Meets requirements of the Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas
  • A focus within this emphasis may be in the area of children and or adults
  • Students gain clinical experiences in the field within area agencies
  • For more information, contact Dr. John Beckenbach or Dr. Eric Schmidt.

Marital, Couple and Family Counseling (CACREP)

  • 61 hour program
  • Meets requirements for both Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas
  • Field experiences include working with couples, family and systems work.
  • For more information, contact Dr. Shawn Patrick.

School Counseling (CACREP)

  • 55 hour program
  • Meets academic requirements for school counseling certification in the State of Texas
  • Provides a focus in either elementary of secondary school counseling
  • Collaboration with schools in the area
  • For more information, contact Dr. Stephanie Eberts