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Counseling Graduate Programs

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This program offers a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, which provides coursework leading to state-level counseling licensure (Licensed Professional Counselor) or certification as a Professional School Counselor. The mission of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin's Counseling Program is to prepare competent professional counselors and counselor educators who demonstrate the counseling knowledge, skills, disposition, and identity necessary to serve and to support a culturally diverse society.

Approximately 70% of the courses offered are taught via traditional experiences such as lecture, discussion, live modeling and demonstration, and Socratic classroom discussions where students gain exposure to the counseling professional through lecture, discussion, pair and small group activities, videos, counseling exercises and role plays. The remaining courses are online or in a hybrid model where instruction is delivered both online and in-person. 

Graduates of the UTPB counseling program will acquire knowledge in the areas of ethical, legal and professional issues in counseling, as well as social and cultural foundations, human growth and development, career development, helping relationships and skills, group work, appraisal (tests and measurements), and research and program evaluation. Graduates will also obtain a strong understanding of diversity issues and be able to address the needs of a progressively growing diverse population.

What can I do with a Counseling degree?

The University of Texas Permian Basin counseling program is dedicated to the preparation of counselors for service in schools, agency, and private practice settings. The program sequence for School Counseling meets the academic preparation requirements for Professional School Counselor Certification in Texas. The program sequence for Clinical Mental Health Counseling meets the academic preparation requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas. 

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