Program Certificate in Mental Health Counseling Online
This online certificate program is designed to prepare students with a master's degree in counseling for the Texas state Licensed Professional Counseling (LPC) licensure exam.
Take a glimpse of LU’s Program Certificate in Mental Health Counseling
This 18-hour bridge program for mental health counseling is designed for master's-level graduates with a 48-hour degree in counseling who want to pursue licensure as a professional counselor (LPC). This post-graduate certificate provides the supplementary knowledge and experience needed to meet the 60-credit-hour academic requirement for licensure in Texas. This program provides preparation for the National Counselor Examination (NCE) and required coursework for eligibility as an LPC-Associate in Texas, and eventually the LPC credential. Coursework in your master’s degree should include:
- Normal growth and development
- Abnormal behavior
- Counseling theories
- Counseling techniques
- Appraisal or assessment
- Lifestyle and career development
- Social, cultural, and family issues
- Professional orientation
The Certificate in Mental Health Counseling provides the coursework for licensure in:
- Counselor Ethics
- Addiction counseling
- Marriage, couple and family counseling
- Abnormal human behavior
For more information regarding the Texas LPC, please see https://www.bhec.texas.gov/texas-state-board-of-examiners-of-professional-counselors/applying-for-a-license/index.html
Pay for your online program by the course
The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing Program Certificate in Mental Health Counseling. Our tuition is affordable, and can be paid by the course.
Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice due to action by the Board of Regents or the Texas State Legislature.
Total program cost depends upon transfer hours and program advisement relevant to program requirements. For more information, contact a Lamar University enrollment specialist.
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Important dates for this online certificate program
Our Program Certificate in Mental Health Counseling online program features multiple start dates to accommodate your busy schedule. Find the start date that works best for you and apply before the application deadline associated with it.
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Discover the qualifications for the Certificate in Mental Health Counseling online program
The Program Certificate in Mental Health Counseling online program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.
Submit your application and one-time $25 application fee online.
This program is designed for applicants who hold a master's degree in counseling.
3.0 Graduate GPA
Applicants must demonstrate proof of a 3.0 graduate GPA to be admitted into this post–graduate program.
University Admissions Requirements
- Online Application & Fee: University requirements will be assessed by the online application through ApplyTexas.org. There is a one-time application fee of $25.
- Master's degree: A master’s degree from any academic area/discipline that requires an initial teacher certification is required. Conferred master’s degree GPAs will be used for admission purposes.
- Transcripts: Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended*
- U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
The Department of Counseling Admissions Requirements
The Department of Counseling requires the following for admission to the department programs. Instructions for the department application and reference will be e-mailed to you after your ApplyTexas application is processed. Instructions for submitting additional documents will be e-mailed separately if accepted to the program.
- 3.0 graduate GPA
- Master's degree in counseling from a 48-credit-hour graduate program.
- Two letters of recommendation submitted via the online application.
Send all required documents to:
Lamar University Online Admissions
PO Box 10017
Beaumont, TX 77710
Submit electronically to [email protected]
*All applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts from each institution attended to the Admissions Office. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution. Lamar University Office of Admissions will no longer require community college transcripts for graduate applicants. Official transcripts from all other institutions will be required. However, if a department or program wishes to review a community college transcript for decision purposes, the department or program may directly request the applicant to submit the official community college transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions for processing.
We reserve the right to review individual applicant qualifications for admission. Final determinations for admission are based upon a number of criteria. We reserve the right to refuse student entrance or terminate a student after admission to a program if, in the judgment of the faculty, the student demonstrates unacceptable professional fitness to practice in their particular field of study with children, youth, and/or adults.
Now that you have completed the Apply Texas application, click here for FAQ’s and next steps in the admissions process.
Learn more about our Certificate in Mental Health Counseling online classes
Students are required to complete 18 hours of coursework in the Program Certificate in Mental Health Counseling online program.
*Price includes distance learning fee.
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