The Counseling and Development program of the Department of Family Sciences is an exciting and dynamic area that offers professional training and development leading to a Master's Degree in Counseling and Development (MS). Students may choose to focus on:
Clinical Mental Health Counseling program Professional School Counselor program Dual degree in counseling and music therapy
These degrees will prepare students to be eligible to receive:
Licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) and/or Certification as a professional school counselor (K-12)
Why you should select our program:
CACREP (Council for Accreditation and Related Educational Programs) accreditation for both degrees (community/clinical mental health and school counseling). See CACREP Report as of Fall 2013. Enjoy the strength of collaborating with students, including many nontraditional/returning students. Enjoy smaller class sizes, with more individualized attention and focus by faculty members. Attend evening and weekend classes to better accommodate working students. Discover a focus on faculty mentoring and advising. Benefit from innovative teaching strategies, including conference-based courses. Focus on innovative and creative counseling strategies, including music therapy and play therapy. Participate in the department’s on-site community-based clinic providing counseling services to the Denton, Texas area at a reduced rate.