What will I learn?

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 hour credit program (20 classes) with a full-time and part-time track. We only accept candidates in the fall semester. Full-time candidates will take four classes a semester (12 credit hours) and complete a degree in two years. Part-time track candidates will take two classes a semester (6 credit hours) and complete in four years. 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

Which department am I in?

College of Education

Study options

Full Time (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$18,689.00 per year
USD $984.92 per semester credit hour
Start date

Expected January 2022

Venue

Sugar Land Campus

14000 University Blvd.,

SUGAR LAND,

Texas,

77479, United States

Full Time (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$18,689.00 per year
USD $984.92 per semester credit hour
Start date

Expected January 2022

Venue

University of Houston

4800 Calhoun Road,

HOUSTON,

Texas,

77004, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

All graduate students are required to provide proof of the attainment of a Bachelor’s degree before enrolling at the University of Houston.

For international students

All graduate students are required to provide proof of the attainment of a Bachelor’s degree before enrolling at the University of Houston.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

The minimum TOEFL score required is 79 for the internet-based test. The minimum TOEFL score for the paper-based exam is 550.

IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)

The minimum IELTS score required is an overall score of a 6.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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