Texas Professional Counselor Licensure Deficiency program

Graduate program offered by the UNT College of Education

For individuals who hold a bachelor's degree but do not hold a master's degree in counseling, UNT counseling program master's degrees meet the educational requirement for Texas Professional Counselor Licensure.

Individuals who already hold a master's degree in counseling from a CACREP-accredited program but who do not meet all requirements for Licensure as a Professional Counselor in Texas may pursue the Professional Counselor Licensure Endorsement track. This track requires participants to meet the substantial equivalent of all current requirements in our CACREP accredited degree tracks; CACREP accreditation does not allow the counseling program to provide an alternative academic route into the profession that involves fewer requirements than our accredited tracks.

Applicants should be aware that UNT's 60-hour Clinical Mental Health Counseling program exceeds Texas licensure requirements. A student's coursework is determined on a case-by-case basis through consultation with a program faculty advisor. Students pursuing this track must have a completed Licensure Deficiency Worksheet on file in the counseling office prior to enrollment in the first counseling course.