Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.A.

The Department of Counseling's Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program will equip you to help people live more fully functional lives in an in-demand field. You'll engage with a caring team of respected, experienced professionals and educators who are dedicated to personally preparing you to impact lives and restore relationships, both psychologically and spiritually.


Department of Counseling MISSION STATEMENT

The Department of Counseling at LeTourneau University prepares counseling professionals to engage with varied populations through the use of counseling skills, ethical practice, holistic attention, and a systemic orientation. Graduate students also learn to integrate counseling through the lens of a Christian Worldview, personal awareness, and growth. The program graduates students who help hurting people, families, and communities by working alongside a diverse world to promote social involvement and positive change.

Program Vitals

Program Credit Hours Delivery Method Catalog Tuition Financial Aid
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 66


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PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

  • Ethical Practice and Decision-Making (EPD)
    Graduates will demonstrate knowledge and the application of ethical standards and ethical decision-making in clinical practice and professional behavior.
  • Professional and Dispositional Growth (PDG)
    Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of professional counselor identity and professional dispositions. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to engage professionally with clients, faculty, staff, peers, supervisors, and their communities. Faculty members engage in personal development and professional service to foster professional identity and dispositional growth in students through a Christian Worldview.
  • Competent Clinical and Assessment Skills (CCAS)
    Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of CACREP’s core content areas and the ability to use foundational counseling theories, techniques, and skills to assess and treat clients as individuals, couples, families, and groups.
  • Scholarly Research (SR)
    Graduates will develop competencies in research and evaluation processes to enhance counseling effectiveness and leadership influence.
  • Developmental and Wellness Orientation (DWO)
    The program will emphasize developmental and wellness models of counseling to effectively treat mental, emotional, physical, social, moral, educational, spiritual, and career development and recovery. Graduates will understand the dynamics of spiritual direction and means by which to address spirituality in counseling informed by a Christian Worldview.
  • Global and Community Systems (GCS)
    The program will recruit a diverse faculty and student body to effectively equip the next generation of counselors to understand systemic advocacy and serve a diverse, multicultural, and global society.





As a professional counselor, you will use your skills to invest in others so they can move beyond their challenges and reach their full potential in any stage of life. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of mental health counselors to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.

With a master's degree in counseling from LeTourneau University, you will graduate with all the coursework you need to take the state licensure exams (find Texas licensing information here). Our graduates have a 94% pass rate on the National Counseling Exam (NCE). It is the student's responsibility to determine whether the LeTourneau program meets the licensure requirements of his or her state. Details about LeTourneau's authorization to deliver instruction outside the state of Texas is available here.

You'll also be well-positioned to find a fulfilling job: LETU has a Graduate Counseling Placement Rate of 93%.



The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is offered 100% online. The online format offers the flexibility to tailor the degree to your needs.


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