ENMU offers a Master of Arts in Counseling. This program gives you the knowledge and skills to practice successfully as a professional counselor. When you graduate from this program, you will be qualified to pursue licensure/certification as a professional clinical mental health counselor (M.A.). The counseling program is a residential program with classes held on the ENMU-Portales campus, through distance education (when content is appropriate), and through intensive weekends.

If you are a non-counseling candidate (teacher, administrator), you may request permission to take courses independently or as a concentration in other degree programs.

Program Highlights

Master of Arts in Counseling (60 hours)

Course Requirements

COUN 501 Professional Orientation 3
COUN 502 Advanced Psychopathology 3
COUN 509 Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling 3
COUN 514 Addiction Counseling and Psychopharmacology 3
COUN 516 Ethics in Counseling 3
COUN 517 Techniques in Counseling 3
COUN 533/EDF 500 Research Seminar/Documentary Research 3
COUN 542 Career and Lifestyle Development 3
COUN 544 Theories of Counseling 3
COUN 547 Group Process 3
COUN 549 Advanced Techniques in Counseling 3
COUN 555 Human Growth and Development 3
COUN 556 Social and Cultural Foundations 3
COUN 575 Counseling Assessment 3
COUN 597 Practicum 3
COUN 598 Internship/Seminar 6
Elective Courses 9

The Master of Arts in Counseling 60 credit-hour curriculum option includes an internship experience of 600 clock-hours over two semesters.

Career Pathways

  • Pursue licensure as a professional mental health counselor

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Graduate Coordinator

ShinHwa Lee

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Assistant Professor of Counseling, Counseling Program Leader, Counseling Graduate Coordinator

Office Location: Education Building (ED), Room 117C

Phone: 575.562.2942


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