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LETU to offer new Master's Degree Programs in Counseling and Psychology


LeTourneau University will launch two new online graduate degree programs in May 2011 through its School of Graduate and Professional Studies.
The first will be a new Master of Arts degree in Counseling that will offer two degree tracks for people interested in getting licensed in professional (and school) counseling or marriage and family therapy. The new program will meet requirements of the various state licensure boards and provide graduates the ability to practice in a variety of settings with a temporary license until licensure requirements are fully met. For students following a licensure track, the programs would allow them the tools necessary for receiving state licensure and gaining field experience under required supervision.

The second new graduate degree will be a new Master of Arts degree in Psychology that would be a non-licensure specialization for counseling ministries, including a core of clinical and counseling courses.

The new graduate degrees in counseling and psychology are anticipated to draw from multiple majors, including but not limited to Psychology, Child Development, Biblical Studies/Christian Ministry and Teacher Education. Both programs have recently received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, which accredits the university programs.

"The expansion of our graduate programs in counseling and psychology is a natural step that builds on our existing strengths and helps fulfill our vision to have an impact for Christ in every workplace in every nation," said LETU President Dr. Dale A. Lunsford. "These programs also allow our current students the opportunity to work toward their master's degrees while they are finishing their undergraduate degrees."

Students completing their undergraduate degrees at LETU will be able to dual enroll in up to 12 graduate hours within the context of their undergraduate psychology major. LETU will offer several courses that can serve to meet dual-credit requirements for graduate and undergraduate credit toward degree completion.
Students will be able to transfer a maximum of 12 approved graduate credit hours toward the Master of Arts in Counseling or 9 hours toward the Master of Arts in Psychology from another institution.

Applicants to the Graduate and Professional Studies program must follow all graduate admissions requirements. For more information on the programs and admissions requirements, contact (903) 233-4000. Students may submit applications now to LeTourneau University for the Master of Counseling and Master of Psychology programs. Applicants will be notified of acceptance at the time of program approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

These new master's degrees will add to the university's four existing graduate degree offerings: the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education and the Master of Strategic Leadership and the new Master of Science in Engineering.

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