M.A. On Campus

Professional Counseling

Dallas Baptist University

24 months
1177 USD/credit 35310 USD/year
1177 USD/credit 35310 USD/year
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The M.A. in Professional Counseling is a 60-61 hour degree program at Dallas Baptist University that prepares graduates to become Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) in the state of Texas. Gain the licensure and the skills necessary to practice in a variety of settings, both secular and Christian.


DBU's faculty and staff members guide students in developing a Christian worldview as it pertains to counseling, while also providing opportunities to expand the skills and disciplines necessary to excel in this field. Faculty members present real-world applications for the students by sharing their own professional and personal experiences.

More than an Education

The Master of Arts in Professional Counseling's degree plan at Dallas Baptist University includes a 2-semester practicum that prepares students to meet the licensure requirements set by the state of Texas. Become an effective counselor who reflects Christ-like professionals by counseling real clients and receiving feedback from experienced professors and off-campus supervisors.

This Professional Counseling program offers a counseling curriculum which is based upon biblical truth for its foundation. Our graduates are taught how to counsel effectively in any agency where they are introduced, whether it be Christian or secular. Because this program is a lengthy program that requires 60 hours to complete, perseverance and commitment are essential for the completion of this program with excellence, as the Lord calls us to complete all that to which He calls us.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Counseling 
  • Ethics in Professional Counseling 
  • Counseling Theories and Techniques 
  • Group Counseling Methods 
  • Lifespan Human Development 
  • Psychological Testing 
  • Research Methods 
  • Counseling Culturally Diverse Clients 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH
  • 60-61


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Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • Applicants to the Master of Professional Counseling program will submit all required application forms to the graduate office. 
  • Application files will be forwarded to the MAPC Admissions committee for review. The MAPC committee will schedule personal interviews with applicants. 
  • The committee will consider each applicant’s (1) relevance of career goals, (2) aptitude for graduate-level study, (3) potential success in forming effective counseling relationships, and (4) respect for cultural differences. 
  • Committee recommendations will be sent to the university’s graduate admissions committee for final admission decisions.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1177 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    35310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1177 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Dallas

1140 - 1925 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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