Master in Clinical Translation Management
Clinical mental health counselors provide direct counseling services to clients by utilizing psychotherapy approaches and practical problem-solving to support individual, family, and community change. They practice in private practice, community, managed care, medical, business, educational and religious settings. The Master of Science (M.S.) program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at UST is designed to develop mental health leaders to serve the community as licensed professional counselors (LPCs). Our program upholds the highest standards of ethical, legal, and professional conduct; evidence-based clinical practice; social and cultural diversity; social justice and the dignity of all persons; and the ongoing dialog between faith and reason.
Degree Curriculum and Clinical Experience
The M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is offered in a cohort as a full-time or part-time, daytime, 60-unit degree. Students on the full-time track will complete their coursework and more than 700 hours of supervised clinical experience in two calendar years (six consecutive semesters) attending classes two days per week. Students on the part-time track will complete their coursework and supervised clinical experience in four calendar years (twelve consecutive semesters) attending classes one day per week. A thesis option prepares interested students for further training at the doctoral level.
Admission decisions are based on a combination of your undergraduate GPA, essay, letters of recommendation and personal interview. GRE scores may be required if the undergraduate GPA is under 3.0.
Priority Admission Deadlines*
*Applications may be submitted after the priority deadlines on a space-available basis.
International applicants must also submit the following:
- Proof of English proficiency: International applicants (except those who are from countries where English is the only official language, those who have earned degrees from regionally-accredited U.S. institutions, or those who have earned degrees in countries where English is the official language of instruction) are required to submit proof of English proficiency. The University of St. Thomas prefers the following services for determining English proficiency:
- Minimum score for IELTS – 6.5
- Minimum score for TOEFL IBT - 79
- English Language Center, Houston, TX Level 112
- Minimum score for PTE Academic-53
- International applicants must have all transcripts and diplomas evaluated by an accredited evaluation agency. Preferred evaluation services are SDR Educational Consultants, World Education Services (WES), and Spantran. Reports must include course-by-course evaluations and grade point average equivalents.