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Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.A. - online

Are you passionate about helping people? Benefit others and fulfill your life's calling with an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.



The Counselor Education Program'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.

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Counselor Education Program Mission Statement

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program 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 Objectives

  • Explain and implement ethical decision making skills
  • Acquire and apply counseling skills, clinical assessment, testing, and intervention in counseling cases
  • Understand the interpersonal aspects of theodicy, the dynamics of spiritual direction, and means by which to address spirituality in counseling
  • Analyze and apply theories and skills related to individual, couples, and group counseling
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills of culturally, developmentally, and ethically sensitive counseling
  • Develop and describe a philosophy of counseling and professional identity
  • Demonstrate understanding of contemporary issues, which include but are not limited to gender, sexual orientation, addiction, and violence in treatment of individuals, couples, and families
  • Explain research methodologies and program evaluation and its application to individual, couple, and family counseling



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, which is the first step required to practice counseling as a:

  • Mental Health Counselor
  • School Counselor
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Dual licensure: LPC and LMFT

Find Texas licensing information here.



LeTourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of LeTourneau University.

In accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, applicants for employment who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University and applicants for admission to educational programs or activities are considered without discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, handicapping condition, national origin or genetic information. Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4170.