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Counseling and Counselor Education

Teach, counsel and lead to make a difference in diverse settings.

Counseling and Counselor Education

The master of education in counseling emphasizes forming collaborative and nurturing relationships with other students and faculty. These relationships remain energized when you leave TCU to work in schools and the communities. 

The program is grounded in solution-focused practice emphasizing strengths and resiliencies rather than exploring pathology. This approach reflects our belief in the resources clients bring to counseling, and that counseling is time-limited.

Those seeking the Master of Education in Counseling have three options: School Counseling, Student Affairs or Clinical Mental Health Counseling. The Specialization III Clinical Mental Health Counseling track follows educational requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential in Texas.

The doctoral program in Counseling and Counselor Education prepares advanced professional practitioners in counseling, counselor education and systems intervention with particular emphases on strength-based approaches to work with diverse populations and settings. You’ll gain quality training to emphasize clinical applications that promote the health, quality of life and well-being of children, adolescents, young adults and their families. Our students also engage in high-quality scholarship.

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Sample Courses


  • Counseling Diverse Populations
  • Theories of Human Development
  • Philosophical Underpinnings of Psychotherapy
  • Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues in Counseling
  • Teaching Helping Relationships
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Special Admission Requirements


There are no special admissions requirements for this program.

What Sets Us Apart


As a graduate student at TCU, you'll find yourself immersed in a community of teaching, learning, research and practice. You’ll work side-by-side with faculty members on research projects, engage in field experiences and acquire the skills to advance your career in education.

Career Prospects


Our students graduate with a network of relationships, skills and resources. New counselors continue to work closely with their professors, peers and other professionals in schools and the community. Doctoral graduates will have the knowledge and skills to assume college faculty positions with responsibility in teaching graduate counseling courses, participate in counseling and counselor education research and assume leadership positions in counseling and counselor education within schools and other organizations.