Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Lamar University

Program Details

A master’s degree in Counseling online gives students the knowledge, training, and practical experience to help people dealing with difficult issues in their lives. Clinical mental health counselors will be able to guide people coping with substance abuse, marriage and family issues, career problems, and more by giving them tools and techniques to improve their lives and decision-making capabilities.

This online graduate Counseling program includes intensive practicum and internship experiences where students can apply teachings to the real world, as well as classes focusing on multiple types of therapy. Graduates can apply for licensure credentials in many states.

Classes cover a range of topics including the following:

  • Human growth and development
  • Counseling skills
  • Individual and group counseling theories and techniques
  • Multicultural counseling
  • Professionalism, ethics, and the law
  • Crisis prevention and intervention
  • Substance abuse counseling

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Lamar University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Interview, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)

Additional Info

  • This program includes two five-day residencies, a practicum and  internship component.

Restricted States