Master of Arts in Counseling

<h3> Program Overview</h3> <div> The MAC program prepares students for careers in counseling-related fields by offering advanced preparation in counseling, testing, and research methods. The program also includes completion of a practicum consisting of a minimum of 450 clock hours in a University-approved counseling setting under the supervision of a licensed psychologist or licensed professional counselor-supervisor (LPC-S). Graduates go on to work in a variety of settings, including private practices, universities, clinics and hospitals. Other graduates have completed doctoral study in psychology at leading research universities across the country.<br /> &nbsp;</div> Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. Before becoming a LPC, graduates need to pass the National Counselor Exam, Texas Jurisprudence Exam, and complete a 3000 hour internship under the supervision of a LPC-S.<br /> <h3> <br /> Course Syllabi</h3> <div class="tableCanvas" style="width: 100%"> <table class="normal"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 103px; height: 24px"> PSYC 5310</td> <td style="width: 486px; height: 24px"> <a href="/HBU/media/HBU/publications/Education/Syllabi/PSYC_5310.pdf">Ethical and Professional issues in Psychology</a></td> <td style="width: 49px; height: 24px"> &nbsp;3</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 103px; height: 24px"> PSYC 5312</td> <td style="width: 486px; height: 24px"> <a href="/HBU/media/HBU/publications/Education/Syllabi/PSYC_5312.pdf">Psychology Perspectives on Marriage, the Family, and Children</a></td> <td style="width: 49px; height: 24px"> &nbsp;3</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 103px; height: 24px"> PSYC 5313</td> <td style="width: 486px; height: 24px"> <a href="/HBU/media/HBU/publications/Education/Syllabi/PSYC_5313.pdf">Methods and Techniques in Counseling</a></td> <td style="width: 49px; height: 24px"> &nbsp;3</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 103px; height: 24px"> PSYC 5323</td> <td style="width: 486px; height: 24px"> <a href="/HBU/media/HBU/publications/Education/Syllabi/PSYC_5323.pdf">Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy</a></td> <td style="width: 49px; height: 24px"> &nbsp;3</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 103px; height: 24px"> PSYC 5330</td> <td style="width: 486px; height: 24px"> <a href="/HBU/media/HBU/publications/Education/Syllabi/PSYC_5332.pdf" target="_blank">Psychology of Learning</a></td> <td style="width: 49px; height: 24px"> &nbsp;3</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 103px; height: 24px"> PSYC 5332</td> <td style="width: 486px; height: 24px"> <a href="/HBU/media/HBU/publications/Education/Syllabi/PSYC_5332.pdf">Social Psychology</a></td> <td style="width: 49px; height: 24px"> &nbsp;3</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 103px; height: 24px"> PSYC 5353</td> <td style="width: 486px; height: 24px"> <a href="/HBU/media/HBU/publications/Education/Syllabi/PSYC_5353.pdf">Physiological Psychology</a></td> <td style="width: 49px; height: 24px"> &nbsp;3</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 103px; height: 24px"> PSYC 6301</td> <td style="width: 486px; height: 24px"> <a href="/HBU/media/HBU/publications/Education/Syllabi/PSYC_6301.pdf">Principles of Human Development</a></td> <td style="width: 49px; height: 24px"> &nbsp;3</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 103px; height: 24px"> PSYC 6302</td> <td style="width: 486px; height: 24px"> <a href="/HBU/media/HBU/publications/Education/Syllabi/PSYC_6302.pdf">Measurement and Appraisal</a></td> <td style="width: 49px; height: 24px"> &nbsp;3</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 103px; height: 24px"> PSYC 6305</td> <td style="width: 486px; height: 24px"> <a href="/HBU/media/HBU/publications/Education/Syllabi/PSYC_6305.pdf">Individual Psychological Evaluation</a></td> <td style="width: 49px; height: 24px"> &nbsp;3</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 103px; height: 24px"> PSYC 6306</td> <td style="width: 486px; height: 24px"> Career Information and Career Counseling</td> <td style="width: 49px; height: 24px"> &nbsp;3</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 103px; height: 24px"> PSYC 6308</td> <td style="width: 486px; height: 24px"> <a href="/HBU/media/HBU/publications/Education/Syllabi/PSYC_6308.pdf">Methods of Group Process</a></td> <td style="width: 49px; height: 24px"> &nbsp;3</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 103px; height: 24px"> PSYC 6310</td> <td style="width: 486px; height: 24px"> <a href="/HBU/media/HBU/publications/Education/Syllabi/PSYC_5310.pdf" target="_blank">Clinical Psychopathology</a></td> <td style="width: 49px; height: 24px"> &nbsp;3</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 103px; height: 24px"> PSYC 6320</td> <td style="width: 486px; height: 24px"> <a href="/HBU/media/HBU/publications/Education/Syllabi/PSYC_6320.pdf">Research Techniques and Procedures</a></td> <td style="width: 49px; height: 24px"> &nbsp;3</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 103px; height: 24px"> PSYC 6324</td> <td style="width: 486px; height: 24px"> <a href="/HBU/media/HBU/publications/Education/Syllabi/PSYC_6324.pdf">Seminar in Research</a></td> <td style="width: 49px; height: 24px"> &nbsp;3</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 103px; height: 24px"> PSYC 6343</td> <td style="width: 486px; height: 24px"> <a href="/HBU/media/HBU/publications/Education/Syllabi/PSYC_6343.pdf">Personality Assessment</a></td> <td style="width: 49px; height: 24px"> &nbsp;3</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 103px; height: 24px"> PSYC 6191</td> <td style="width: 450px; height: 24px"> <a href="/HBU/media/HBU/publications/Education/Syllabi/PSYC_6191.pdf">Practicum in Counseling Psychology</a></td> <td style="width: 49px; height: 24px"> &nbsp;1</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 103px; height: 24px"> Total</td> <td style="width: 486px; height: 24px"> &nbsp;</td> <td style="width: 49px; height: 24px"> 49</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <h3> <br /> Requirements</h3> <div> This degree program is 49 hours of graduate coursework. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0, complete all courses with a grade of &quot;C&quot; or higher, be admitted to candidacy, and satisfactorily complete an oral comprehensive examination.<br /> <br /> *Additional Application Requirements*<br /> In accordance with best practices in the field of psychology/counseling, applicants who meet the requirements specified by the graduate school will be invited to an in-person interview. These interviews are typically held about once per month and may take up to 4 hours depending on the applicant pool. Interview spaces are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis; therefore, we encourage you to apply early.</div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <h3> Advantages and Opportunities</h3> <div> Graduates go on to work in a variety of settings, including private practices, universities, clinics and hospitals. Other graduates have completed doctoral study in psychology at leading research universities across the country.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <h3> <span style="letter-spacing: 0px">Top Ten Reasons to Attend HBU&rsquo;s MAC Program</span>s</h3> <ol> <li> 100% pass rate on National Counselor&rsquo;s Exam on th efirst attempt for eight years running.</li> <li> Every course in our program is geared specifically for creating highly skilled professional counselors.</li> <li> Don&rsquo;t just learn about research like in many counseling programs &ndash; complete a presentable/publishable research project!</li> <li> Dedicated full time faculty who actually believe in the open door policy.</li> <li> Wide range of adjunct faculty whose day-jobs are practicing in the fields our students want to join &ndash; instant networking and real-life experiences to share.</li> <li> Practicum sites across the city and across the spectrum of possible careers (e.g., churches, private practices, hospitals, prisons, community mental health, counseling centers).</li> <li> Or create your own practicum!</li> <li> Small classes &ndash; 5-25 students &ndash; so there&rsquo;s always time and space for us to prioritize <em>your </em>learning.</li> <li> Classes are offered almost exclusively in the evenings, to accommodate full-time workers.</li> <li> You&rsquo;re never just a number &ndash; every student is individually advised and individually valued!</li> </ol> <br /> <h3> Related Information:</h3> <ul> <li> <a href="/Choosing-HBU/Academics/Graduate-Programs/Request-a-Brochure.aspx">Request a Brochure</a></li> <li> <a href="/Choosing-HBU/Academics/Graduate-Programs/Attend-an-Information-Session/Graduate-School-Information-Reception-RSVP.aspx">Reserve Space in an Information Session</a></li> <li> <a href="/Choosing-HBU/Academics/Graduate-Programs/Apply-Now.aspx">Apply Now</a></li> <li> <a href="/Choosing-HBU/Academics/Graduate-Programs/Admission-Requirements.aspx">Admission Requirements</a></li> <li> <a href="/Choosing-HBU/Academics/Graduate-Programs/Scholarships.aspx">Scholarships</a></li> <li> <a href="/Choosing-HBU/Academics/Colleges-Schools/School-of-Education.aspx">Contact Us</a></li> </ul> <br />