The graduate Counseling program at the University of North Texas has frequently been ranked among the top counselor preparation programs in the nation and the best in Texas. Our Master of Science and Master of Education degree programs prepare you to work in a variety of counseling settings such as:
- Business or industry
- Community agency
- Private practice
- School or university
You can pursue program tracks in elementary school counseling, secondary school counseling and clinical mental health counseling. Each program meets academic specifications for state certification as a school counselor or licensure as a professional counselor.
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Many of our faculty members are renowned experts in the field. They've earned recognitions from the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Texas Counseling Association and Chi Sigma Iota international honor society for students, professional counselors and counselor educators. Their research interests include:
- Counseling methods and techniques
- Current issues in the discipline
- Measurement and evaluation
- Theoretical perspectives
More targeted research has been conducted on suicide prevention, mental health services for low-income clients, counseling and play therapy in schools, near-death experiences and spiritual transformation. We've also received the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision's Outstanding Program Award and its Publication in Counselor Education and Supervision Award multiple times.
Elementary school counseling and secondary school counseling
These tracks prepare you to become a school counselor for children in preschool through 12th grade. You'll become familiar with school counseling and guidance services, develop better self-understanding and develop the competencies of professional school counselors.
Clinical mental health counseling
This track prepares you for counseling positions in college and university counseling, mental health centers, private counseling agencies, drug abuse centers, centers for counseling the elderly, child protective services, child counseling clinics, family counseling centers, pastoral counseling settings and business and industry. This track gives you the opportunity to counsel a broad range of clients. You'll choose to specialize in work with children, adolescents, college populations or adults.
Our programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (1001 North Fairfax St., Suite 510; Alexandria, Va. 22314; telephone 703- 535-5990). This accreditation means our programs meet or exceed strict academic standards for excellence in education.