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Counseling, M.Ed.

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University rank #201 (ARWU) Houston, TX, United States
The Masters of Education in Counseling program prepares students for careers in professional counseling as well as for future doctoral study. 


The program’s faculty is dedicated to providing graduates a deep understanding of counseling theories, skills and techniques. Graduates will gain an understanding and awareness of the role and influence of the counselor in providing services to a diverse population and will be able to apply relevant research to broaden their knowledge of delivery and counseling services.The objective of the Master’s Program in Counseling is to prepare competent counselors to work in a professional capacity with diverse clients and to assume entry-level positions in mental health settings. Graduates in this program track seek licensure as Licensed Professional Counselors. There are also some students who complete this masters program to help gain later entry into the Ph.D. program.The program includes a strong theoretical background as well as practical training and experience. There is also an emphasis on the ecological-developmental approach in counseling that considers the influences on persons in environments and makes use of strengths of individuals.Students complete coursework and practicum, and either a Comprehensive Exam or Master’s Thesis. Graduates will learn:

  • Counseling theories, skills, and techniques for diverse populations with various counseling issues or needs
  • Understanding and awareness of the role and influence of the counselor in providing services to diverse cultural, ethnic, religious, gendered and social populations
  • Knowledge of legal, ethical, and moral responsibilities related to the practice of professional or school counseling
  • Application of relevant empirical research to broaden knowledge of delivery and counseling services
  • Understanding and knowledge of effective and appropriate assessment and evaluation of clients or students in placements and delivery of interventions

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories of Counseling
  • Intro To Grp Couns Thry
  • Career Counseling

Detailed Programme Facts

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

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General Requirements

  • Complete online graduate application including statement of interest, resume/c.v., letters of recommendation, and application fee payment.
  • Official transcripts from all previous college/university work sent to the UH Graduate School
  • Official reporting of GRE scores taken in the last five years
  • International students have additional documentation requirements 

Tuition Fee

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    962 USD/credit
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  • National

    447 USD/credit
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Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 USD/month
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