MS Clinical Mental Health

Program Availability: On-Campus | Program Length: 60 Hours

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Program Overview

The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares professional counselors to work in community agencies, educational settings, as well as private practice. Our faculty are committed to graduating students who have exemplary theory-based knowledge and skills in counseling and who have demonstrated aptitude in providing counseling and mental health services to people from diverse backgrounds.

Our master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is tailored for students seeking licensure as Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) in Texas. Individuals with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling are well-positioned to seek employment in a variety of settings including work with individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.


Graduates from the CMHC program will:

• Develop strong professional identities as counselors
• Establish helping relationships with diverse clients
• Use research in the field and employ evidence-based practices in counseling interventions, assessments, and program evaluations
• Use theories and models to guide their professional practice
• Abide by relevant ethics, laws and standards of professional practice
• Use leadership principles in their professional practice
• Advocate for clients and for their profession 
• Incorporate the use of technology into their practice
• Experience and understand counseling practices worldwide

Career Opportunities

  • Mental Health Agencies
  • Clinics
  • Career/Vocational Planning Centers
  • Rehabilitation Agencies
  • Long-Term Treatment Facilities
  • Schools
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Hospitals

Program Application

In addition to applying to Graduate Studies, you will additionally need to apply to the program:

Program Application

Fall Admission:  July 1st

Spring Admission: November 1st

Summer Admission: April 1st



"For me, the opportunities the Educational Psychology program at TAMUCT offers have been amazing. The faculty are dedicated educators who encourage and guide their students to help them achieve their goals.  The program concentration in experimental psychology allows students to pursue independent research, enhancing both their education and career opportunities." 

Jennifer Price (2019) Graduate Student, Educational Psychology Program

Program Coordinator

If you are interested in the program but have plans to leave the state, please speak with the program coordinator, Dr. Jeremy Berry,  about your specific state’s licensing requirements. Many states follow similar requirements and transferring your license or license eligible degree is a possibility.


Dr. Berry

Program Accreditation

The program's goal is to offer a degree that seeks to stay consistent with the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards, as well as the academic and skill requirements of state licensing and national certification for counseling. The program is currently working toward applying for CACREP accreditation and our current degree plan is in line with CACREP standards. For more information, please see our CACREP FAQs.