Counseling, M.Ed. | The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley | Texas City, United States
24 months
15676 USD/year
15676 USD/year
8332 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The mission of the Counseling M.Ed. program at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is to prepare highly competent professionals who can respond to the lifespan mental health needs of a multicultural community.


The Master of Education in Counseling from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley offers two specializations: school counseling and clinical mental health counseling. 

Graduates of the  Counseling program are committed to advocacy and leadership in the communities they serve.

Key Features:

  • Accredited, cutting edge degree program
  • Experienced, dedicated faculty
  • Upon completion of the School Counseling Specialization, the professional school counselor is prepared to be an integral part of the academic services in P‐16 schools, trained to facilitate the growth and learning of students by providing services in guidance curriculum, responsive services, individual planning and systems support.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional, Ethical, and Legal Issues in Counseling
  • Personal/Social Development of the Counselor
  • Assessment of Counseling and Development
  • Counseling Theories, Methods and Techniques 
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Plan in Counseling
  • Career Developmental Theories

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or a recognized international equivalent in a similar or related field.
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. If applicant does not meet minimum undergraduate GPA criterion, GRE general test with minimum scores of 150 Verbal, 141 Quantitative, and 4.0 Analytical are required for conditional admission. GRE test scores are valid for 5 years.
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended (must be submitted directly to UTRGV).
  • Personal  statement  detailing  professional  goals  and  reasons  for pursuing the graduate degree.
  • Three  letters  of  recommendation  from  professional  or  academic sources, at least one must be from a former professor.
  • Resume including educational background and work experience.
  • Personal Interview (Upon completing application).
  • Cleared Criminal Background Check

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7838 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    15676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7838 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8332 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4166 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Texas City

882 - 1634 USD /month
Living costs

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