Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Online
Online Mental Health Counseling Programs

About the MACMHC Degree

The Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 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 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. There will be classes offered online, but there are required on-campus classes due to state mandates.

Graduates of the mental health counseling degree online are eligible to apply for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas. Before becoming an LPC, graduates need to pass the National Counselor Exam, Texas Jurisprudence Exam, and complete an internship under the supervision of an LPC-S.


Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0, complete all courses with a grade of “C” or higher, and satisfactorily complete an oral comprehensive examination.

This program includes one 16-week intensive, requiring each student to be on campus for one week during the intensive course.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Degree Plan

[PDF]Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Degree Completion Plan

For students seeking certification or licensure inside the State of Texas: Programs offered at HCU designed to fulfill the educational requirements for a specific professional licensure or certification do meet the educational requirements for the State of Texas.

For students seeking certification or licensure outside the State of Texas: Students seeking certification or licensure from any state other than Texas should check with their state licensing board to determine eligibility. Houston Christian University has not determined whether their program of study meets the students state licensure requirements. Please check the following link for more information.


Houston Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, graduate and doctoral degrees.