Master of Arts in Counseling, M.A.

Program Locations

The Master of Arts degree in Counseling is available at the following locations:

About this Program

The master’s degree in counseling qualifies students for Christian counseling or general licensed professional practices, or school counseling certifications in Texas and New Mexico. With 49% of the program offered online and 51% offered face-to-face, students meet one weekend each month to practice counseling skills.

There are two specific degree plan tracks for the 49-hour MA in counseling. The tracks differ in the area of internships and practicums and whether they are done in a school or community setting.

Students in the school counseling program must be certified and have taught for a minimum of two years before they will qualify for the school counselor exam in Texas. Different rules, policies and laws may apply to students seeking Licensure or certification in other states; consult state requirements for more information. Students interested in LPC and school counseling must receive clinical training at a state accredited school.


The Masters in counseling requires 49 hours. State requirements in Alaska, Arizona, and Oklahoma mandate additional graduate level courses in counseling to total at least 60 hours. A  comprehensive examination is required before completion of the degree and prior to the student’s sitting for the LPC test.

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The School of Behavioral and Social Sciences has a highly qualified and experienced faculty. 

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