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Professional Counseling (School Counseling Concentration)

Texas State University

24 months
765 USD/credit 22950 USD/year
765 USD/credit 22950 USD/year
357 USD/credit 10710 USD/year
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The Professional Counseling (School Counseling Concentration) program from Texas State University features internationally known faculty, two state-of-the-art community counseling clinics, and a rigorous curriculum focusing on experiential learning integrated with the application of didactic, research-based knowledge. 


Students learn about the counseling profession and develop therapeutic skills through practical experience, knowledge, and personal reflection.

Program Mission

The professional counseling program believes that well-prepared counselors are involved and committed to a process of intentional growth-promoting pro-social autonomy, lifelong learning, and ethical behavior. These ideals are fostered within a dynamic and multi-modal learning setting in which diversity, critical thinking, self-in-context, scholarship, praxis, and the creation and integration of knowledge are celebrated.

The Professional Counseling (School Counseling Concentration) program from Texas State University will maintain the highest standards of counselor education which will continue to garner local, national, and international recognition in providing excellence in academic and clinical preparation for the development of counseling professionals.

Career Options

The professional counseling program is designed to provide the training and course work graduates need to become certified as Texas school counselors, Texas licensed professional counselors, or Texas licensed marriage and family therapists. The Institute for Play Therapy offers additional specialized training in play therapy, sandtray therapy, and animal-assisted counseling that could assist counselors in becoming Registered Play Therapists or certified in animal-assisted counseling.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Assessment in Counseling
  • Theories of Counseling and Personality
  • Counseling Diverse Populations
  • Advanced Counselor Ethics
  • Basic Counseling Skills and Abnormal Behavior
  • Career Counseling
  • Dynamics & Processes in Group Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • official GRE (general test only) required with competitive scores in the verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning sections
  • informed consent form
  • resume/CV
  • statement of purpose 
  • three forms of recommendation (not general reference letters)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    22950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 357 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for San Marcos

921 - 1707 USD /month
Living costs

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


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