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Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) Helotes, TX, United States
The Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is designed for students who wish to become mental health counselors and meet the curricular requirements for state of Texas counselor licensure (Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC). 

Overview

Career Opportunities

A variety of career opportunities are available in education, non-profit, private, state and federal sectors including: juvenile counselor, drug/substance abuse counselor, marriage and family counselor, and a general Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). 

The Department of Counseling offers the 60 credit hour Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. This clinical program emphasizes creativity, diversity, developmental and relational processes, ethics, and professional identity within Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Students may earn credit toward a state license and/or certification to practice in clinical settings (i.e., Licensed Professional Counselor, etc.). The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Counseling
  • Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Counseling Theories
  • Clinical Assessment and Appraisal Strategies for Counselors
  • Group Theory and Process
  • Diagnosis in Counseling
  • Counseling in a Multicultural Setting
  • Development of Counseling Skills
  • Biopsychosocial Aspects of Addiction Counseling
  • Practicum in Counseling
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship I
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship II
  • Career Development and Choice
  • Couple and Family Counseling Theories
  • Trauma, Crisis, and Grief Counseling
  • Human Development Across the Life Span
  • Research Methods

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • Apply Online - Graduate Application
  • Domestic Application Fee: $50 / International Application Fee: $90
  • All applicants must submit the completed application with all of the required materials to complete their application
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Test Scores
  • Personal Statement/Letter of Intent/Artist Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Any additional application requirements may be uploaded

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25964 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    51928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25964 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    16872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8436 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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