Professional Preparation Program in Mental Health Counseling
Lamar University

Program Details

This online graduate Counseling program from Lamar University is designed to prepare students with an existing master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, or related fields for the Texas state Licensed Professional Counseling certification program. Students can become licensed after passing an exam and completing internship requirements.

Courses examine advanced counseling topics including the professional roles and responsibilities for counselors, relationships with clients, and their impact on the behavioral healthcare system. Students will learn to effectively diagnose and create treatment plans according to current research while upholding ethical and legal standards.

Classes study aspects of Mental Health Counseling including:

  • Psychopathology and psychopharmacology
  • Advanced ethics
  • Clinical mental health counseling
  • Marriage, couple, and family counseling
  • Abnormal human behavior
  • Addictions counseling

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Lamar University is accredited by:

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

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Applicants must hold a master's degree in counseling, psychology or related field.