For each 3-credit practicum course (i.e., 750 clock hours), a minimum grade of B is required.
For both Thesis and Non-Thesis Options, 15 additional credits comprise the student’s elective cluster in Child and Family or Mental Health and Aging. Students interested in becoming licensed professional counselors in the state of Texas or other states should be aware that additional graduate courses may be required to meet licensure requirements; those courses, however, do not need to be added to the student’s degree plan.
Other courses will be selected in consultation with the student’s advisory committee.
Students interested in becoming licensed professional counselors in the state of Texas should notify the director of their program area so their degree plan may be arranged to include appropriate course work.
An option to substitute 6 hours of academic courses, practicums or field work for the thesis is provided for the student who does not intend to proceed with doctoral work. Such substitutions must be approved by the student’s advisory committee. For such a substitution 750 clock hours of practicum, and a minimum grade of B must be made on courses substituted for the thesis.