Program Requirements

Degree Requirements
The 48-semester hour program of study includes the following courses:

  • Research Methods and Procedures
  • Guidance and Counseling Services
  • Applied Learning and Development
  • Normal Family Processes Across Cultures
  • Vocational and Aptitude Assessment
  • Life Span Development Psychology
  • Life Planning and Career Development
  • Group and Family Processes
  • Counseling Theories: Methods and Techniques
  • Child & Adolescent Counseling
  • Practicum: School Counseling I & II
  • Psychopathology: Etiology, DX, TX Planning
  • Professional Practice: Skills and Issues
  • Pre-Practicum Counseling Laboratory: Basic Interviewing Skills
  • Seminar in Counselor Education

Certification Requirements
Applicants for Professional Counselor Certification in Texas are required to pass the appropriate TExES exam and document two years of teaching experience in an accredited K-12 school. All applicants for Texas Certificates are screened for a record of felony or misdemeanor conviction as prescribed by state law.

Admission Requirements
Admission is granted to individuals displaying the promise of academic success in graduate study. General admission requirements are as follows:

  • Official transcripts verifying an earned undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A grade point average of 2.75.
  • An official score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), or the Graduate Record Exam Aptitude Test (GRE).
  • Application fee

Our Lady of the Lake University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of the Lake University.