May 27, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Counseling, MEd, Clinical Mental Health

Location(s): Online


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The Master of Education with a degree in Counseling at Sul Ross State University has prepared graduates for many years to serve in the counseling profession. The Sul Ross Counselor Education Program takes great pride in fully preparing students to be successful in their chosen field of study. Our instructors and professors are all Licensed Professional Counselors and two are Texas Certified School Counselors. Combined, there is over 114 years of graduate teaching experience.  Graduates of our counselor education program receive a Master of Education degree with a major in counseling. The program has been recognized as the sixth most-affordable program in the United States.

The three tracks available include School Counseling which results in students being certified with the state of Texas to serve in school districts as school counselors, a Clinical Mental Health Counselor which prepares students to become Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) which is CACREP aligned, and a third track, LPC-only, to help those who are certified school counselors who desire to become LPCs. Our program is designed to develop knowledge and skills needed to act as facilitators of change and growth for culturally diverse individuals, groups, and organizations, and to prepare them to work as professional counselors in a variety of settings, including:

  • Public and private schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Mental health agencies
  • Community agencies
  • Private practice

A Master of Education degree with a major in School Counseling requires a minimum of 48 semester credit hours of approved coursework. A Master of Education degree with a major in Clinical Mental Health requires a minimum of 60 semester credit hours of approved coursework. Classes are offered in a convenient on-line and weekend virtual format. Students may enroll in a maximum of 9 semester credit hours during each fall and spring term, and a maximum of 6 semester credit hours in each of the two annual summer sessions. Students may join the program at the beginning of any term.

Complete information regarding admissions, courses, and requirements may be found in the current University Catalog and on the Education Website.

Contact
Ronda Hayes, MEd, CSC, LPC-Supervisor
Counselor Education Program Coordinator
rhayes@sulross.edu
432.837.8170

Program Requirements


The Clinical Mental Health Counseling track is a CACREP aligned program that prepares students to become Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC). This program is designed to develop the knowledge and skills needed to act as facilitators of change and growth for culturally diverse individuals, groups, and organizations, and to prepare them to work as professional counselors in a variety of settings.  

By completing the 60-credit hour counseling program at Sul Ross State University, students are eligible to begin the licensing process towards becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. This license is managed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, 1100 West 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756-3183 (512-834-6658).

After completion of academic and clinical experience, graduates can begin the pathway to LPC licensure. Graduates from the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Sul Ross must complete the application process with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors to become an LPC Associate. The pathway toward licensure requires the completion of 3,000 hours of supervised clinical work under the supervision of an LPC Supervisor.

 

Major Required Courses: 60 Credit Hours


Total Hours: 60


Required hours: 60

 

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