Clinical Mental Health Counseling

St. Mary's University

980 USD/credit
980 USD/credit
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The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program offered by St. Mary's University educates students to become professional counselors prepared to meet the needs of diverse populations in South Texas and in the nation.



The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program offered by St. Mary's University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education.

The master’s program provides personal attention to students as they prepare to become successful, licensed professional counselors who help clients with a variety of problems and circumstances, including normal developmental issues, such as identity development, aging, grief and loss; career issues, such as unemployment and underemployment; social issues, such as family and community violence; interpersonal issues, such as marriage preparation, separation, and divorce; and mental health disorders, such as anxiety and depression. Students are trained to work respectfully with clients of all ages and from all cultural, economic, religious and family backgrounds. The degree plan is structured for either full- or part-time study, and includes several semesters of clinical experience.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program meets the education requirements for licensure by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Upon graduation, students are prepared to work in institutions and agencies offering counseling services, including alcohol and drug treatment facilities, social service agencies and hospitals. After the post graduation supervised experience required for full licensure, many graduates pursue private practice. Some graduates continue their education by enrolling in a doctoral program that prepares them to train and supervise counselors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Group Counseling Methods
  • Group Process
  • Assessment and Appraisal in Counseling
  • Career Planning
  • Introduction to Counseling
  • Theories of Counseling
  • Methods of Research

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60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

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General requirements

Admission requirements

  • Apply Online (no fee)
  • Official transcript(s) from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English. If these documents are written in a language other than English, a certified translation in English must be provided together with the original language records. Any translated record should be a literal and not an interpretive translation. 
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Essay 
  • Financial Guarantee
  • Copy of your passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    980 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 980 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National

    980 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 980 USD per credit and a duration of  .


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