About this course
The Master of Arts in Professional Counseling is designed for persons interested in becoming Licensed Professional Counselors (L.P.C.) in the State of Texas. The degree prepares graduates to work with individuals, couples, families and groups in community, social service, religious and private practice settings. The curriculum is comprised of forty-eight (48) graduate hours and includes a minimum of 300 practicum hours. No student may enroll in a practicum course without completing all other degree requirements. Students who complete the program meet the academic requirements for becoming Licensed Professional Counselors (L.P.C.) in the State of Texas. The program is offered in the campus- based, classroom, lecture mode only.
- 21 years of age or older
- Proficient in the English language (reading, writing, speaking).
- Submission of Application for Admission along with non-refundable processing fee. Due to documentation requirements, the online application cannot be submitted by International students. A paper Application for Admission, along with all required supporting documentation, must be submitted to the University for processing.
- Successful completion of earned bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. regional association of colleges and schools as evidenced by the submission of official transcripts. Submit official transcripts of all colleges attended.
- For degrees earned outside of the United States, evidence that the academic work completed is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.
- Submitting an acceptable Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination score. At the time of enrollment, the test score must be less than two years old. Minimum test scores are as follows:
- 80 TOEFL IBT (Internet-based test)
- 550 TOEFL (Paper-based test)
- 215 TOEFL (Computer-based test)