UNT Dallas Graduate Degrees in Counseling
The UNT Dallas Graduate School offers two Masters degrees in Counseling:
- MS in Counseling (60 hr-Clinical Mental Health Counseling)
- MEd in Counseling (48 hr-School Counseling)
Submit the following to the UNT Dallas Office of Graduate Admissions:
- Graduate School Application for Admission - apply online at www.applytexas.org
- Official copies of all college transcripts
- Official GRE scores from the Educational Testing Service (allow three to four weeks for the test to be received by the Graduate School)
Submit additional admission materials to the Department of Counseling and Human Services in one envelope; incomplete or missing materials will prevent processing of the application. All admission to the Counseling Program is provisional, procedures for provisional admission are as follows:
- All required admission materials must be filed in the program office by the priority dates of April 1st preceding the Fall term/semester, or October 1st preceding the Spring term/semester.
- Submission of
- a completed Application for Admission to Master’s Program in Counseling form,
- three completed Reference Evaluation Forms,
- a one-page type-written Writing Sample.
- School counseling candidates must submit a teacher service record and a copy of their teacher certification.
- School counseling candidates must submit a copy of the Letter of Acknowledgement of School Counseling Requirements for the State of Texas.
- Please contact the UNT Dallas Office of Graduate Admissions for more information.
Each applicant for the Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling program is required to participate in an orientation and interview. Please see due dates for upcoming semesters below.
Spring 2020 Cohort
· Application Deadline – October 1, 2019
· Interview Invites – November 12, 2019
· Interview – November 14, 2019
Fall 2020 Cohort
· Application Deadline – March 15, 2020
· Interview Invites – April 6, 2020
· Interview – April 23, 2020
Spring 2021 Cohort
· Application Deadline – October 1, 2020
· Interview Invites – October 22, 2020
· Interview – November 12, 2020
- Applicants must submit the official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores on the verbal, quantitative, and writing sections to the graduate school for admission to the program.
- Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 undergraduate semester hours of work prior to receiving the bachelor's degree, or a 2.8 GPA on all undergraduate work, to be considered for unconditional admission to graduate-studies at UNT Dallas. Applicants who have already completed a master's degree must have at least a 3.4 GPA on the master's or meet the undergraduate GPA standards.
- Applicants must hold at least a bachelor's degree.
- Applicants for the school counseling track must have at least two (2) years creditable teaching experience in K-12 public or private schools in order to be certified as a school counselor by the state of Texas. Students must submit their teacher service record indicating two years of creditable teaching experience and a copy of their Teaching Certificate or a copy of the Letter of Acknowledgement of School Counseling Requirements for the State of Texas if they do not have 2 years of teaching experience.
- Students will be routinely evaluated on the criteria of knowledge, personal and interpersonal skills and counseling skills to determine if progress is adequate, if remedial work is needed or if the student should be withdrawn from the program.
- TEA requires that applicants for a Texas certification must be fingerprinted under TEC Chapter 22, Subchapter through their contracted DPS vendor unless the applicant currently resides outside Texas, and is unable to utilize a Texas location of the vendor. For further information click: TEA Fingerprinting
- Students are required to complete a background check prior to their enrollment in Practicum.
- This degree requires a passing score on the comprehensive examination administered during the student’s internship.