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The Counseling and Development program of the Department of Family Sciences is an exciting and dynamic area that offers professional training and development leading to a Master's Degree in Counseling and Development (MS).  Students may choose to focus on:
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling program
  • Professional School Counselor program
  • Dual degree in counseling and music therapy

These degrees will prepare students to be eligible to receive:

  • Licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) and/or
  • Certification as a professional school counselor (K-12)

Why you should select our program:

  • CACREP (Council for Accreditation and Related Educational Programs) accreditation for both degrees (community/clinical mental health and school counseling).  See CACREP Report as of Fall 2013.
  • Enjoy the strength of collaborating with students, including many nontraditional/returning students.
  • Enjoy smaller class sizes, with more individualized attention and focus by faculty members.
  • Attend evening and weekend classes to better accommodate working students.
  • Discover a focus on faculty mentoring and advising.
  • Benefit from innovative teaching strategies, including conference-based courses.
  • Focus on innovative and creative counseling strategies, including music therapy and play therapy.
  • Participate in the department’s on-site community-based clinic providing counseling services to the Denton, Texas area at a reduced rate.

Admissions Process

Graduate Admissions Requirements

Deadline to apply for Fall admission is April 15th.

Interview day is May 1, 2015 for Fall 2015 admission.

Deadline to apply for Spring admission is September 15th.

Interview day is October 17, 2014 for Spring 2015 admission.

Deadline to apply for Summer admission is January 15th.

Interview day is February 6, 2015 for Summer 2015 admission.

What our current and former students say about this program:

Professional Associations/Organizations

Chi Sigma Iota logon instructions:

1.       Sign in with your username and password.
2.       On your member profile page you will see a “My Profile” textbox on the right-hand side of the screen.
3.       Click on the “Groups” link.
4.       Centered on the “My Groups” page you should see a textbox with the link for Alpha Rho chapter (there should be a yellow star next to it).
5.       Click on the “Alpha Rho” link to get to the Alpha Rho chapter webpage.
6.       On this page you will find various links to information about the Alpha Rho chapter.

Forms and Other Information

U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment Disclosure

School Counseling [PDF]

Site Approval Information (not for student use)

page last updated 10/24/2014 8:19 AM