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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Counseling, MEd


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Education  > Department of Psychological, Health, and Learning Sciences  > Counseling, MEd

Welcome

The Masters of Education in Counseling program prepares students for careers as a professional counselor. Many of our students will pursue a national licensure to become a licensed professional counselor (LPC) post-graduation. The program’s faculty is dedicated to providing graduates a deep understanding of counseling knowledge, skills and techniques. Graduates will gain an understanding and awareness of the role and influence professional counselors plays in our communities. At the University of Houston, we prepare graduates to providing services for a diverse and ever-changing population, while preparing them for the future of our technology driven society and profession. As our program moves toward national accreditation we value a rich education experience that lays the foundation for professional and personal enrichment. We now conveniently offered a variety of face-to-face, hybrid and online courses that are offered at the UH Main campus and Sugar Land campus.

What should I expect?

We are a 60 credit hour program (20 classes) to be completed in three years. We only accept candidates in the fall term. Our curriculum consists of three Field experience courses, one practicum course and two internship experiences. As candidates move through the program, faculty will offer consistent skill development feedback, clinical practice and professional development opportunities.

What will I learn?

  • Counseling theories, skills, and techniques for diverse populations with various counseling issues or needs
  • Understanding and awareness of the role and influence of the counselor in providing services to diverse cultural, ethnic, religious, gendered and social populations
  • Knowledge of legal, ethical, and moral responsibilities related to the practice of professional or school counseling
  • Application of relevant empirical research to broaden knowledge of delivery and counseling services
  • Understanding and knowledge of effective and appropriate assessment and evaluation of clients or students in placements and delivery of intervention

What can I do with my degree?

Alumni find employment in diverse settings, including:

  • K-12 schools
  • Community Colleges and Universities
  • Mental and health care facilities
  • College Counselor
  • Community Agency Counselor
  • Probation Counselor
  • Career Counselor
  • Employee Assistance Program Counselor

For more information, please visit the Master of Education in Counseling web page: http://www.uh.edu/education/degree-programs/counseling-med/.

Admission Requirements


The College of Education takes into consideration a number of criteria when determining admission, including prior college or university performance, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores and statement of intent. All applicants must abide by the minimum qualifications for admissions to a masters or doctoral program. All graduate applicants (regardless of citizenship status) must demonstrate proficiency in English to obtain admission to the University. For more information, visit www.uh.edu/graduate-school/admissions/international-students/english-proficiency/.

An applicant is responsible for ensuring that all required materials for the evaluation of admissions are received by the College before the program’s deadline. If the application is not complete by the program’s deadline, it will not be evaluated for admissions. Full details of the online application process can be found at www.uh.edu/graduate-school/admissions/how-to-apply.

Applicant Checklist:

  1. Complete online graduate application including a statement of interest, resume/C.V., letters of recommendation, and application fee payment.
  2. Official transcripts from all previous college/university work sent to the UH Graduate School
  3. International students have additional documentation requirements which can be found here: http://www.uh.edu/graduate-school/international-students/

Grade Point Average Requirements

Admission requirements for the College of Education require a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.6 for undergraduate coursework or over the last 60 credit hours of coursework. The College requires a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 for graduate coursework. The College’s admission committees evaluate all credentials submitted by applicants to determine a student’s ability and potential to succeed in graduate study. In addition, the committee is interested in the applicant’s potential to contribute to his/her program of study and the University community as a whole.

For more information, please visit the Admission Application Instructions web page: http://www.uh.edu/education/admissions/graduate/admission-app-instructions/.

Degree Requirements


Credit hours required for Clinical Mental Health plan: 60.0; School Counseling plan: 48.0

Clinical Mental Health Counseling


20 Courses

First Year


Second Year


Third Year


Fall

Spring

Notes


*student can take electives during any semester with less than 9 credit hours

*students are required to take 1 elective (20 classes total for graduation)

School Counseling


16 Courses

First Year


Second Year


Third Year


Fall

Spring

Notes


*optional electives are just if needed for Full- Time Status but not required

* School Counseling ONLY has the option to move up the Internship I & II

DUAL DEGREE PLAN - School Counseling & Clinical Mental Health Track


66.0 Credit Hours, 22 Courses

First Year


Second Year


Third Year


Fall

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