M.A. On Campus Online Blended


St. Edward's University

24 months
1610 USD/credit 48300 USD/year
1610 USD/credit 48300 USD/year
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The Counseling program of St. Edward's University prepares students to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).


Prepare for a rewarding career helping others

The Counseling program of St. Edward's University is designed to serve students who range in life experiences. This is reflective of the community they will ultimately serve. Students will be exposed to a variety of approaches for treating mental health, from the latest research on the relationship between neuroscience and mental health to eastern philosophies and treatments that have been practiced for thousands of years. Students benefit from an experiential curriculum, accomplished faculty comprised of working mental health professionals and innovative electives, such as art therapy, mindfulness, and dealing with PTSD.

The MAC is typically completed in about three years, with three semesters a year and two classes per semester for 10 semesters. Students can also complete the program in about two years if they elect to take three classes per semester for seven semesters.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling track in the MAC program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Program Outcomes

The MAC program offers an educational and training experience that prepares students to work as professional counselors or marriage and family therapists in a variety of settings, including hospitals, residential treatment centers, nonprofit agencies, government, for-profit organizations and private practice. As graduates of the program, students may choose to focus on working with children, adolescents, adults, families or couples.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Counseling Theories
  • Group Counseling
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Counseling Skills and Techniques
  • Marriage, Couples, and Families in the Life Cycle
  • Relationships and Sexuality in Couples Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 semester hours of work or a 2.75 GPA on all college-level work.
  • Statement of Purpose (essay)
  • Résumé
  • Applicants educated at the college level in a language other than English must demonstrate English proficiency.
  • Evidence of the potential to responsibly and successfully complete a program of rigorous graduate studies.
  • Evidence of ability to assume responsibility in the work environment; professional work experience is highly desirable.
  • Complete an application form with supporting documents and application fee submitted to the Office of Admission.
  • Two letters of recommendation are required.
  • Once past the initial screening process, applicants may be invited to an interview (in person or via phone) with the admission committee.
  • Foreign Credential Evaluation (if degree earned in country outside of USA)
  • Official Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    48300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1610 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    48300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1610 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Austin

1243 - 2304 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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