The Graduate Program in Counseling at Texas State University is designed to provide the necessary training and course work to meet most academic requirements for credentialing and professional work in schools and mental health agencies. We believe that a well-prepared counselor is involved in and committed to a process of intentional growth that promotes pro-social autonomy, lifelong learning, and ethical behavior. These ideals are fostered within a dynamic and multi-modal learning setting in which diversity, critical thinking, self-in-context, scholarship, praxis, and the creation and integration of knowledge are celebrated.
The Professional Counseling Program at Texas State University received its initial national accreditation in 2000 from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). We are currently at the end of a re-accreditation cycle and are preparing for our re-accreditation site visit in Fall 2015. All three emphasis areas of the Master of Arts in Professional Counseling are accredited with CACREP.
The M.A. Degree in Professional Counseling offers three emphases within the program: Community Counseling; Marital, Couple and Family Counseling; and School Counseling.