Master of Arts in Counseling
Our Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health meets the educational requirements for becoming a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in New Mexico and other states
Flexible Online Program
Flexible online courses make it easy for you to earn your degree while you balance full-time or part-time work and your personal life.
As one of the most affordable degree programs in the Southwest, ENMU allows you to get a degree without a huge burden of debt.
Established and Accredited
ENMU is currently accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). We have been providing affordable, accredited degrees for over 85 years.
Student Success! That's What We're About!
- Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accredited
- Trusted reputation among employers for providing top-quality graduates
- Hands-on learning opportunities
- Qualified faculty who care about your success
- Small class sizes with a low 17:1 student-to-teacher ratio
- Affordable tuition rates
- 100% online
Apply today or fill out the form to contact an advisor to see if this program is a good fit for you.
Eastern New Mexico University has the second lowest master's-level tuition in the state of New Mexico, and has one of the most affordable graduate tuition rates in the United States. If you are an out-of-state student enrolling in 6 or fewer hours per semester, you'll pay tuition and fees at the low in-state rate. Additionally, our 100% online courses make it easy for you to earn your degree while you balance full-time or part-time work and your personal life.
Scholarships and Financial Assistance
We are committed to helping you finance your education. In addition to grants, loans and scholarships offered by Financial Aid and Enrollment Services, there are also many scholarships for current students available through the ENMU Foundation.
Hands-On Experience/Special Opportunities
Our current students participate in the New Mexico Expanding Opportunities Project grant.
Faculty and Advising
The program faculty are committed to responsible academic advising. This means we help you schedule the right courses at the right time to help you take the next step in your professional career. Faculty members are specialists in their areas of advising and are current with requirements for admission into the programs they advise so you get the academic advice you need, when you need it.
Academic Help and Resources
We want to make sure you get the support you need. We offer flexible tutoring services, including the ENMU Writing Center which is available to help you improve your writing and help you clearly communicate for written, school-related projects and assignments.
We also have online databases, journal article, and eBooks accessible through the Golden Library. ENMU librarians are available virtually, via phone and email to provide assistance, so you'll always have the help you need to take advantage of library resources, even if you're sitting in front of your computer at home.
Service and Mutual Interest Organizations
If you would like to get more involved, ENMU provides the opportunity to use the skills you'll gain while working on your degree to hold leadership positions in our many organizations. At ENMU, you will be able to explore more than 50 student organizations that range from academic, cultural, multicultural, service, special interest and fraternities/sororities.
If you see a need for an organization we don't have, you can even start your own.
The program puts students on a track for professional licensure.
Some potential careers open to graduates are:
- Licensed Counselor
- Certified School Counselor
Career Services for Students
Career Services offers free job placement assistance to all ENMU students, so if you are looking for a job, we can help you find it.
We offer many resources including various workshops throughout the year covering topics like resume writing, interviewing for jobs, and more! As an ENMU student, if you’re interested in individual help for things like networking, social media for success, resume writing, and mock interviews, our staff is available to help.
Admission Requirements for Education Graduate Program
If you fail to satisfy all of the following requirements for admission within your first 12 hours of graduate study at ENMU, you will be reclassified as a non-degree seeking student and will not be allowed to register for further graduate coursework until all requirements for admission are fulfilled:
- Admission to the Graduate School.
- An undergraduate GPA of 3.00. If your grade point averages between 2.80 and 2.99, you will be considered for "conditional" admission; if accepted, you must earn a minimum GPA of 3.00 with no grade less than a "B" during your first semester or the first 9 hours.
- A letter of application to the Graduate School. The letter should specify the intended area of emphasis and how an advanced degree in education would advance your career.
- A confirmation of admission into the regular or alternate licensure program.
Master of Arts in Counseling Degree Information
You can learn more about this degree and view course information in the Graduate Catalog.
Under Apply Now: If you are interested in pursuing a Master of Arts in Counseling, please submit an application or contact us for more information.
All required admission materials should be sent directly to the Graduate School:
ENMU Station 24
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130