Mental Health
Licensed Professional Counselor

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Salary: $35,268 - $56,150
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Hourly: $19.79 - $31.45
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Outlook: 4 Stars
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Length of Training: 4-8 years
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Length of Training/Requirements
The education requirement is a graduate degree including 48 semester hours of required classes. Completion of the education requirement is followed by 3,000 hours of supervised training before full-licensure can be obtained.

Licensure/Certification

State licensure is required. Candidates for licensure must hold a Master’s degree, including 48 semester hours of graduate level training specifed by the Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, 3,000 hours of supervised training after educational requirements are completed, and a passing score on the state’s written exam.


Educational Programs
University or College City Degree*
Abilene Christian University Abilene M
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Angelo State University San Angelo M
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Baylor University Waco M
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Dallas Baptist University Dallas B,M
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Lamar University Beaumont M
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LeTourneau University Longview M
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Lubbock Christian University Lubbock M
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Midwestern State University Wichita Falls M
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Our Lady of the Lake University of San Antonio San Antonio B,M
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Prairie View A&M University Prairie View M
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Sam Houston State University Huntsville D
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Southwestern Assemblies of God University Waxahachie B,M
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St. Mary's University of San Antonio San Antonio M,D
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Stephen F. Austin State University Nacogdoches M
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Tarleton State University Stephenville M
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Texas A&M International University Laredo M
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Texas A&M University College Station D
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Texas A&M University - Central Texas Killeen M
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Texas A&M University-Commerce Commerce M,D
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Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi M
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Texas A&M University-Texarkana Texarkana M
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Texas State University-San Marcos San Marcos M
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Texas Tech University Lubbock M,D
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Texas Wesleyan University Fort Worth M
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Texas Woman's University Denton M,D
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The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington M
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The University of Texas at Austin Austin D
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The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso M
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The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio M
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The University of Texas at Tyler Tyler M
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The University of Texas Pan American Edinburg M
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The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas M,D
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University of Houston Houston D
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University of Houston-Clear Lake Houston M
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University of Houston-Victoria Victoria M
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University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton M
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University of North Texas Denton M,D
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Wayland Baptist University Plainview M
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West Texas A&M University Canyon M
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*D- Doctorate  M-Masters  B-Bachelor  A-Associates  C-Certificate