Master of Education in Counseling & Development / Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling
Lamar University

Program Details

The master’s degree in Counseling and Development focusing on Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling prepares students to practice evidence-based counseling. Students will gain the skills required to understand family structures, life cycle dynamics, intergenerational influences, and healthy family functioning. Also included in the curriculum of this online Counseling degree are legal issues, ethical principles, professional standards of conduct, and the guiding principles of mental health counseling.

Graduates will be able to care for clients with relational, behavioral, social, and emotional problems using preventative measures. Careers can be found in public or private practice, individual or family services, hospitals, mental health facilities, or religious institutions.

This master’s degree in Counseling online meets the coursework requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist certifications in the state of Texas.


  • This program includes one or two five-day residencies, a practicum and  internship component.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Official transcripts
  • Essay(s)
  • Recommendation letters

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

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