Texas State University–San Marcos

Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology
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The Graduate Program in Counseling at Texas State University is designed to provide the necessary training and course work to meet most academic requirements for credentialing and professional work in schools and mental health agencies. We believe that a well-prepared counselor is involved in and committed to a process of intentional growth that promotes pro-social autonomy, lifelong learning, and ethical behavior. These ideals are fostered within a dynamic and multi-modal learning setting in which diversity, critical thinking, self-in-context, scholarship, praxis, and the creation and integration of knowledge are celebrated. The Professional Counseling Program at Texas State University received its initial national accreditation in 2000 from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). All three emphasis areas of the Master of Arts in Professional Counseling are accredited through 2015.The M.A. Degree in Professional Counseling offers three emphases within the program: Community Counseling; Marital, Couple and Family Counseling; and School Counseling.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Linda E. Homeyer
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

601 University Drive
Graduate Program in Professional Counseling
San Marcos, TX 78666
United States

Phone Number
Graduate Program
Graduate Director
Dr. Kevin A. Fall
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Group Counseling Practicum
  • Counseling and Personality Theories Pre-Practicum
  • Basic Communication and Interviewing Skills
  • Dynamics and Processes in Group Counseling
  • Community-Based Counseling
  • Assessment for Counseling
  • Counseling and Personality: Current Theories
  • Counseling Diverse Populations
  • Counseling in Schools: Orientation & Ethics
  • Current Issues in Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • Abnormal Human Behavior
  • Intermediate Methods in Martial, Couple, and Family Counseling
  • Intermediate Methods in Play Therapy
  • Intermediate Methods in Individual Counseling
  • Intermediate Methods in Adolescent Counseling
  • Marital, Couple and Family Counseling: Current Theories
  • Developmental Issues in Counseling Children, Adolescents and Adults
  • Child and Adolescent Counseling Methods
  • Assessment and Treatment in Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Loss and Grief Recovery Counseling
  • Psychodrama Therapy
  • Sandtray Therapy
  • Clinical Practicum
  • Site Based Internship
  • Research Methods
  • Professional Orientation and Ethics
Graduate Accreditations/Approval
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Professional Counseling
CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.