New Graduate Degree Offered in Mental Health Counseling
Last Updated on March 17, 2017 at 12:00 AM
Originally published March 17, 2017
By UC Staff
A new graduate degree in mental health counseling at The University of Texas at El Paso will help prepare licensed professional counselors in Texas.
The Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to begin in the fall 2017 semester.
The 60-hour program is intended for graduate students in the UTEP College of Education who plan to work as licensed professional counselors in community, agency and private practice settings that provide mental health services. Approximately 40 students are expected to start the program this fall.
Out of Texas’ 254 counties, 207 are designated as Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas, including El Paso County.
The M.S. in Mental Health Counseling will replace the Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling degree previously offered at the college.
For more information about the M.S. in Mental Health Counseling, contact Rick A. Myer, Ph.D., at email@example.com.
The new program brings the total number of master’s degrees offered at UTEP to 75.