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COEHD  Degree Information Sheet

M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Counselling  |   Master's Degree

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Purpose of Program

The Department of Counseling offers a 60 credit hour, Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. This degree is nationally accredited through the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). This program emphasized creativity, diversity, developmental and relational processes, ethics and professional identity within Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Students may earn credit toward a state license and/or certification to practice in clinical settings such as a Licensed Professional Counselor. 

Program Options

This degree offers the opportunity for advanced study and professional development in the fields of Clinical Mental Health, Colleges and Universities, Addictions, Multicultural, Marriage and Family, Neurofeedback, and Sports Psychology Counseling. Students may earn credit toward a state-level counseling license to practice in clinical mental health settings (Licensed Professional Counselor). 

Career Opportunities

A variety of career opportunities are available in education, non-profit, private, state and federal sectors including: juvenile counselor, drug/substance abuse counselor, marriage and family counselor, and a general Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Job Outlook/Earnings

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Admission Requirements

All applicants must meet UTSA Graduate School admission requirements and be in good standing with last institution attended. In addition, applicants must meet/fulfill the following departmental requirements or submissions:

  • Applicants must hold a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) during the last 60 hours of their undergraduate studies to be eligible for admission to the counseling program 
  • Applicants without adequate coursework preparation in education, psychology, sociology or a related field may be required to take COU 3103 Helping Skills and, at the discretion of the admissions committee, complete up to 15 additional hours of leveling courses as a condition of admission
  • Applicants should complete three Applicant Rating Forms and provide a two-page narrative statement of interest
  • Admission to the program is competitive and number of students admitted to this program may be limited.  Interested applicants should contact the student development specialist for the Department of Counseling for application assistance
  • Current requirements, forms, and directions available on the Graduate School website

Freshmen | Freshmen (International) | Transfers | Transfer (International) | Re-Admission | Non-Degree Seeking

For assistance with Admission Requirements, or for further information, contact the program's Student Development Specialist (Listed Under Contacts)


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Financial Aid & Scholarships

To apply for financial aid, complete the:

Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA)


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For additional help in finding and applying for scholarships, please contact:

Coordinator of Undergraduate Student Services
Main Building 3.212
210-458-4021 voice
210-458-4487 fax

UTSA Graduate School

Send all USPS mail (transcripts, etc.) to:

The University of Texas at San Antonio
Attn: The Graduate School
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249

College of Education and Human Development

Mailing Address:

The University of Texas at San Antonio
College of Education and Human Development
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249