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Advanced Certificate in Professional Counseling

(24 hours – excluding prerequisites)

Prerequisite Requirements      

To be eligible for admission to this program, applicants must be currently pursuing or already hold, a Master of Education in School Counseling, or a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling or a comparable degree from another accredited university. Students may complete one or both tracks to earn a Certificate of Completion.


The Licensed Professional Counselor track provides students the additional coursework required in order to apply for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas, which the student may not have already completed in their master’s degree in counseling:

REQUIRED COURSES (excluding prerequisites)


COUN 5315 - Psychological Testing*

COUN 5316 - Research Methods*

COUN 6000 - Comprehensive Counseling Review


COUN 6100 - Comprehensive Counseling Review

COUN 6312 - Psychopathology I*

COUN 6313 - Psychopathology II*

COUN 6314 - Marriage and Family Counseling*

COUN 6316 - Advanced Counseling Methods and Crisis Intervention*

An individualized plan will be prepared for applicants with master's degrees from universities other than DBU.

*Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.


The Marriage and Family track provides students additional coursework as preparation for Marriage and Family Counseling licensure in the state of Texas.

REQUIRED COURSES (excluding prerequisites)


COUN 6325 - Assessment and Intervention in Marriage and Family Counseling*

COUN 6326 - Practicum in Marriage and Family Counseling (S-L)*

Course substitutions must be approved by Program Director.

(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

*Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.


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