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Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.A.

Are you passionate about helping people? Benefit others and fulfill your life's calling with an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.



The Counselor Education Program's Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program will equip you to help people live more fully functional lives in an in-demand field. You'll engage with a caring team of respected, experienced professionals and educators who are dedicated to personally preparing you to impact lives and restore relationships, both psychologically and spiritually.



The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at LeTourneau University prepares counseling professionals to engage with varied populations through the use of counseling skills, ethical practice, holistic attention, and a systemic orientation. Graduate students also learn to integrate counseling through the lens of a Christian Worldview, personal awareness, and growth. The program graduates students who help hurting people, families, and communities by working alongside a diverse world to promote social involvement and positive change.

Program Vitals

Program Credit Hours Delivery Method Catalog Tuition Financial Aid
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 66


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  • Explain and implement ethical decision making skills
  • Acquire and apply counseling skills, clinical assessment, testing, and intervention in counseling cases
  • Understand the interpersonal aspects of theodicy, the dynamics of spiritual direction, and means by which to address spirituality in counseling
  • Analyze and apply theories and skills related to individual, couples, and group counseling
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills of culturally, developmentally, and ethically sensitive counseling
  • Develop and describe a philosophy of counseling and professional identity
  • Demonstrate understanding of contemporary issues, which include but are not limited to gender, sexual orientation, addiction, and violence in treatment of individuals, couples, and families
  • Explain research methodologies and program evaluation and its application to individual, couple and family counseling
  • Provide training in professional counseling to a diverse student body
  • Prepare students for continued engagement in the counseling profession





As a professional counselor, you will use your skills to invest in others so they can move beyond their challenges and reach their full potential in any stage of life. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of mental health counselors to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.

With a master's degree in counseling from LeTourneau University, you will graduate with all the coursework you need to take the state licensure exams (find Texas licensing information here). Our graduates have a 94% pass rate on the National Counseling Exam (NCE). It is the student's responsibility to determine whether the LeTourneau program meets the licensure requirements of his or her state. Details about LeTourneau's authorization to deliver instruction outside the state of Texas is available here.

You'll also be well-positioned to find a fulfilling job: LETU has a Graduate Counseling Placement Rate of 93%.



The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is offered 100% online. The online format offers the flexibility to tailor the degree to your needs.


Dr. Malinda Fasol - Counseling Spotlight

Dr. Malinda Fasol, Program Chair of Graduate Counseling Programs, talks about the Christ-centric teaching environment, experienced faculty, and incredible students that are training to serve those who are suffering.

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LeTourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at for questions about the accreditation of LeTourneau University.

In accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, applicants for employment who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University and applicants for admission to educational programs or activities are considered without discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, handicapping condition, national origin or genetic information. Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4170.