Master's Degree in Counseling – Marriage, Couple, Family

Department of Counseling

Degree: Master of Education
Major: Counseling and Development
Track: Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling
Hours: 60 (includes residency and internship)

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Delivery Options:

Degree Description

The Lamar University Master of Education Degree in Counseling and Development – Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling will prepare you for your career and certification as a counselor. The degree emphasizes the Coordinated School Health Model in Texas and the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) National Model.

You will be trained to work with children, adolescents, families and integrated care with community school partnerships. As a professional counselor, you will be able to care for patients with relational, behavioral and social/emotional problems using preventative measures.

Why Study Counseling and Development at Lamar?

When you graduate from the Master of Education Degree in Counseling and Development – Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling program, you will be eligible for multiple credentials with a focus on child and family issues. The coursework aligns with national and state credentials for you to become a National Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas (and other non-CACREP states).

Online M.Ed Counseling and Development - Marriage, Couple and Family Track

Career Paths

As more people continue to seek mental health treatment, the job outlook for counselors continues to grow. From 2016 to 2026, employment in this field is expected to grow 23%, which is much faster than the average seven percent. With an M.Ed., you'll have no problem finding demand for your counseling skills. 

Primary Careers

Licensed professional counselor, licensed marriage, couple and family therapist

Career Areas

  • Marriage counselor
  • Family counselor
  • National certified counselor
  • Licensed professional counselor

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Public or private practice
  • Individual and family services
  • Hospitals
  • Mental health facilities
  • Religious institutions

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