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Degree Concentrations

There are three degree concentrations in the Professional Counseling program. All three meet academic requirements for an M.A. in Professional Counseling. Each student will choose one degree concentration in order to develop specific skills for that emphasis area. Each degree concentration prepares students for private practice and clinical work at an agency. Click on the links below to learn more about each degree concentration.

CMHC

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration

CMHC Concentration Overview:

  • 60 hour program
  • Meets academic requirements to become a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas
  • A focus within this emphasis may be in play therapy or working with adults
  • Students gain clinical experiences at local counseling agencies
  • For more information, contact Dr. Eric Schmidt.

MCFC Concentration Overview:

  • 60 hour program
  • Meets academic requirements to become both a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas
  • Field experiences include working with couples, families, and systems work.
  • For more information, contact Dr. Elizabeth Hartwig.

SC Concentration Overview:

  • 60 hour program
  • Meets academic requirements for school counseling certification in the State of Texas and to become a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas
  • Provides a preparation to work in as a counselor in a K-12 school counseling and in community settings.
  • Provides focus in play therapy and counseling adolescents.
  • Clinical field experiences are based in local schools.
  • For more information, contact Dr. Jennifer Greene.

SCC Concentration Overview:

  • 48 hour program
  • Meets academic requirements for school counseling certification in the State of Texas.
  • Provides a focus in both elementary and secondary school counseling.  
  • Provides preparation for working as a counselor in K-12 school settings.
  • Clinical field experiences are based in local schools.
  • For more information, contact Dr. Jennifer Greene

Degree Plans

For students beginning Summer 2016 or before:

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For students beginning Fall 2016 and after: