Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Department of Counseling

Degree: Master of Education
Major: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Hours: 60 (includes residency and internship)

Master of Education - Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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Degree Description

The Lamar University Master of Education Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling will prepare you to provide clinical counseling services to a broad population of clients. You will be able to help individuals or groups achieve goals in social, emotional, career and educational areas of their lives.

Why Study Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Lamar?

The online Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Lamar University teaches you about therapeutic processes, mental health, human development principles and effective techniques of counseling. You'll graduate into a career working for clinics, hospitals, school-based mental health programs or even private practice.

Lamar University's goal is to prepare passionate, highly-skilled school educators, counselors and mental health clinicians who will excel in their chosen environments. Members of our faculty, in addition to their work as researchers and clinicians, are supportive, encouraging and available to you as you complete your degree.

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Career Paths

Employment of mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists is projected to grow 19% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Primary Careers

Clinical counselor, group therapist/counselor

Career Areas

  • Individual and group counseling
  • Case management
  • Medication monitoring
  • Crisis intervention
  • Program planning
  • Administration

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • In/Outpatient psychiatric care units
  • Hospitals
  • Social service agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Hospices
  • Public and private schools

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Belinda LopezDr. Belinda Lopez
Interim Chair
Dr. Wendy GreenidgeDr. Wendy Greenidge
Associate Professor
Dr. Kimberly McGoughDr. Kimberly McGough
Assistant Professor
Dr. Lisa WinesDr. Lisa A. Wines
Assistant Professor