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Master of Education in Counseling University of North Texas



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Course info


Graduate opportunities

You can pursue program tracks in school counseling and clinical mental health counseling. Each program meets academic specifications for state certification as a school counselor or licensure as a professional counselor.

Our programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (1001 North Fairfax St., Suite 510; Alexandria, Va. 22314; telephone 703- 535-5990). This accreditation means our programs meet or exceed strict academic standards for excellence in education.

Gain new perspectives

Many of our faculty members are renowned experts in the field. They’ve earned recognition from the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Texas Counseling Association and Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society for students, professional counselors and counselor educators. Their research interests include:

  • Counseling methods and techniques
  • Current issues in the discipline
  • Measurement and evaluation
  • Theoretical perspectives

More targeted research has been conducted on suicide prevention, mental health services for low-income clients, counseling and play therapy in schools, near-death experiences and spiritual transformation. We also have received the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision’s Outstanding Program Award, and its Publication in Counselor Education and Supervision Award multiple times.

Program tracks

School counseling (offered at Denton/Frisco)

This track prepares you to become a school counselor for children in preschool through 12th grade. You’ll become familiar with school counseling and guidance services, and develop better self-understanding and the competencies of professional school counselors.

Clinical mental health counseling (offered at Denton)

This track prepares you for counseling positions in college and university mental health centers, private counseling agencies, drug abuse centers, child protective services, child counseling clinics, family counseling centers, pastoral counseling settings, and business and industry. This track gives you the opportunity to counsel a broad range of clients. You’ll choose to specialize in work with children, adolescents, college populations or adults.

M.Ed. degree (school counseling tracks)

  • 33 semester hours of required counseling coursework
  • 27 semester hours of coursework in the program track
  • 100-hour practicum
  • 600-hour internship

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Education in Counseling.

Full Time (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$16,438.00 (12,04,896) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




University of North Texas

1155 Union Circle #311277,



76203, United States

Full Time (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$16,438.00 (12,04,896) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




UNT at Frisco

University of North Texas,

2811 Internet Blvd, Suite 100 Frisco,



75034, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants holding a bachelor’s degree, its equivalent from a regionally accredited institution, or a three year bachelor’s degree that meets the vetting criteria of a reputable evaluation agency, are eligible to apply for admission to UNT graduate study.

Successful candidates usually have met certain GPA minima: 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate degree for admission to the Master’s program; Or 3.5 GPA in the undergraduate degree for direct admission to Doctoral programs; Or 3.5 GPA in Master’s-level studies for admission to Doctoral programs.

English Language Proficiency: Minimum TOEFL score requirement is 79; Minimum IELTS score is 6.0; Minimum PTE score is 53.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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