Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Online

This online degree program prepares you with knowledge, training and practical experience to guide persons coping with substance abuse, marriage, family, career and other emotional issues through difficulties by giving them tools and techniques to manage their lives and decisions.


Start Date:

12/18/20
1/19/21

Program Overview

$18,000*
Total Program Cost
as few as 30 months
Program Duration
60
Credit Hours

Our online M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling gives you the skills and knowledge to provide clinical counseling to a broad population in a range of settings. The program also includes intensive practicum and internship experiences.

Upon graduation from the M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, you will be able to employ a variety of counseling strategies and techniques to help clients in many types of clinical and treatment settings. This will require graduates of our program to apply for licensure credentials to become recognized as a professional counselor in their state.

As certification requirements may vary by state and change without notice, it is the responsibility of the student to:

  • Confirm the requirements for certification and/or licensure in their home state
  • Evaluate and understand state requirements related to online education, out-of-state educational programs and licensure requirements
  • Find out if any additional coursework, practice and/or testing requirements must be met in order to be eligible for certification and/or licensure

This program includes two, five-day, face-to-face residency seminars and a practicum and internship component.

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Tuition

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Our tuition is affordable, and can be paid by the course.

$18,000 Total program cost. Price includes distance learning fee.

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 .

Financial Aid

Ready to get started on your degree program online but need help finding ways to fund your education? We can help you discover student financing sources that include grants, loans and other payment options. Learn more about financial aid here.

Calendar

Our Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling online program features multiple start dates to accommodate your busy schedule. Please note that the August start date is the last opportunity to start in 2020. Apply by July 21 to start class August 18.

Upcoming Start Dates:

Apply by:12/18/20
Start Class:1/19/21

5 week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Spring I01/19/202112/18/202001/15/202102/22/2021
Summer I06/01/202105/11/202105/25/202107/06/2021

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Admissions

The Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling online program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

Online Application

Submit your application and one-time $25 application fee online.

GRE required

Official scores must be received before a final offer of admission can be made.

3.5 GPA required

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.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended*
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher. Applicants with a GPA below 3.5 in the institutional bachelor's degree will not be admitted.
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

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.

  • Department Application with essay responses.
  • GRE Score
  • Three(3) letters of recommendation
  • Mandatory group interview with program faculty


Out-of-state students should check with their state department of education to determine if there are specific state requirements needed.

Send all required documents to:
Lamar University Online Admissions
PO Box 10017
Beaumont, TX 77710

OR

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.

Courses

Our online master’s degree in counseling features course content in multiple therapies as well as one practicum and two internships for clinical experiential credit.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of normal human development and the stages of physical, intellectual, social and emotional growth from prenatal origins through old age.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theories of individual counseling with an emphasis on techniques and applications. Level 1 course required prior to CNDV 5310 & 5312.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction of facilitation skills and theory. In depth analysis and demonstration of various facilitation techniques for use with counseling clients.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theories of individual counseling with an emphasis on techniques and applications. Level 1 course required prior to CNDV 5310 & 5312.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An analysis of group counseling theories, processes and techniques; pre-practicum course.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Studies in human diversity and cultural issues. Identifies the implications for counseling and learning and strategies for cross cultural effectiveness in various settings.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An overview of the profession with an emphasis on legal issues, ethical principles and professional standards of conduct in the area of counseling.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A focus on theories of vocational choice, vocational assessment, sources of occupational and educational information and the career decision process. Prerequisites: CNDV 5301 or permission of instructor.
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A focus on theories of vocational choice, vocational assessment, sources of occupational and educational information and the career decision process. Prerequisites: CNDV 5301 or permission of instructor.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Provides an understanding of individual and group approaches to assessment and evaluation to include basic statistical concepts; standardized and nonstandardized testing; strategies for selecting, administering and interpreting assessment; and evaluation instruments in educational and counseling settings.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of various symptom categories in psychopathology. The course will include an analysis of the diagnostic categories as well as the research concerning etiology and treatment. Prerequisites: Approval of instructor or 12 semester hours of CNDV coursework.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course has an emphasis on developing consultation skills for the counselor. Methods and techniques to assist the counselor in implementing appropriate consultation skills for problem management, intervention or prevention.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An intensive exploration of the dynamics of interpersonal relationships, including family and social issues. A critical analysis of various techniques and approaches will be established. Development of personal counseling skills will be of major concern. Prerequisites: CNDV 5322, CNDV 5311.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to counseling research and provides them with a foundation in the design of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method approaches to research and program evaluation in counseling. An emphasis is placed on evaluating research and applying research outcomes to practice. Students are exposed to legal and ethical issues associated with human subjects' protection.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will have the opportunity to develop the skills and multicultural competencies needed for practice as a clinical mental health counselor. The online modality will afford students the opportunity to prepare for the face-to-face format and also to process the face to face experience via discussion board and written assignment. The face to face interaction will provide students with the opportunity to develop clinical skills; prepare for practicum and internship; participate in special topic presentations, and participate in academic advising sessions. Students will complete individual counseling skills tapes as part of the face-to-face experience.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will have the opportunity to develop advanced individual and group counseling skills. The online modality will afford students the opportunity to prepare for the face-to-face format and also to process the face to face experience via discussion board and written assignment. All students will participate in 10 hours of group counseling work. Students will also receive special topic lectures related to professional credentialing and certification/licensure exams. Students will complete individual counseling skills tapes as part of the face-to-face experience.
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An intensive exploration of the dynamics of interpersonal relationships, including family and social issues. A critical analysis of various techniques and approaches will be established. Development of personal counseling skills will be of major concern. Prerequisites: CNDV 5322, CNDV 5311.
Duration: 11 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A field-based course of supervised observation and practice of guidance and counseling in an agency setting. Prerequisite: Must be within 6 semester hours (excluding practicum) of completing program requirements before beginning internship. A maximum of one additional course may be taken any semester in which a student is enrolled in a practicum.
Duration: 11 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A field-based course of supervised observation and practice of guidance and counseling in an agency setting. Prerequisite: CNDV 5310, 5311, 5312 and within 6 semester hours (excluding practicum) of completing program requirements before beginning internship. A maximum of one additional course may be taken any semester in which a student is enrolled in a practicum.
Duration: 11 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A field-based course of supervised observation and practice of guidance and counseling in an agency setting. Prerequisite: CNDV 5310, 5311, 5312 and within 6 semester hours (excluding practicum) of completing program requirements before beginning internship. A maximum of one additional course may be taken any semester in which a student is enrolled in a practicum.

*Price includes distance learning fee.

The Residency courses require additional fees that are not covered in tuition. Please visit the following link for more information: Residency

 
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