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.
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.
The Clinical Mental Health Program at Lamar University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)** through 2020, and is dedicated to maintaining this accreditation.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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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.
Submit your application and one-time $25 application fee online.
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
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.
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. Courses are designed to meet the educational requirements set forth by the Council on the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
*Price includes distance learning fee.
**The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program has a strategic enrollment process to comply with CACREP accreditation and space is limited. Candidates in Texas and other states that do not require the CACREP credential might consider applying to Counseling and Development with a concentration in Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling.
†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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