Minor in Counseling
Minor in Counseling is Available

Learn more about our minor in Counseling offered in Stephenville! Explore your career aspirations through undergraduate counseling courses.

Counseling Ranking
Counseling Ranked Number 4 (Tied) in Top 12 Most Meaningful Majors

Read about this ranking from the Education Advisory Board.

CACREP Accreditation
Tarleton's Counseling Program Receives CACREP Accreditation

Learn how CACREP accreditation benefits your Master's of Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.

Waco CC Partnership
Tarleton's Department of Counseling Partners with Community College in Waco

Learn about the MCC Student Counseling Services in Waco.

Counseling Faculty
The Experienced Faculty from the Counseling Department are Active Researchers

Learn more about their various areas of study and research projects.

Licensed Professional Counselor
Become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas

Earn your M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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Tarleton Counseling Program Offerings

Our Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is accredited by CACREP, the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. Tarleton’s counseling program satisfies the academic requirements and the internship and practicum opportunities to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. Graduate students with a teaching certificate and two years’ experience may satisfy the requirement for the TExES certification to become a professional school counselor. 

We also offer a minor in Counseling for undergraduate students as a helpful cluster of courses for students majoring in the College of Health Sciences and Human Services or those planning to pursue a graduate counseling program in the future. 

Master’s in Counseling Courses

Passionate about helping others? Tarleton’s faculty of practicing licensed professional counselors share their best-practice expertise to prepare you to become an LPC in Texas. Over 200 counties in Texas have been designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas for Mental Health, offering various opportunities for students interested in pursuing a counseling program and becoming a mental health professional. 

CACREP-accredited counseling courses are taught at Tarleton’s Waco, and Fort Worth campuses across east Texas. Evening and weekend classes accommodate your busy schedule while allowing you to earn your master’s degree in 2.5 to 3 years.

Our counseling courses prepare professional counselors who:

  • Achieve sound counseling skills through hands-on learning
  • Acquire a comprehensive and theoretical knowledge base
  • Develop a strong professional counselor identity
Program Deadlines

We develop moral and ethical thinkers, scholars, and leaders who demonstrate civility and integrity while contributing meaningfully to the profession. 

Learn more about Tarleton’s Counseling Programs! 

Tarleton’s Department of Counseling offers two programs of study—a Master of Science degree and a minor in Counseling. With a rigorous CACREP-accredited curriculum and faculty with both clinical and research experience, our counseling department prepares you well for a rewarding career as a mental health counselor.

Contact our department to learn more or request more information from Tarleton Graduate Admissions.