Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling will prepare you as a professional counselor with a biblically-based view of humankind. Learn to integrate and apply sound psychological and theological principles. Take a deep dive into addictions counseling, marriage and family counseling, crisis intervention, ethical and legal issues in practice management, clinical psychopathology and more.

This degree is designed to meet Texas LPC requirements and meets state requirements for most other states. Students seeking state licensure in states other than Texas should check acceptance requirements .

“I have been blessed with a supportive, spiritual body of fellow students who have become vital resources and colleagues in the field. I have found this aspect of the educational experience at SAGU to be beneficial and encouraging, both as a student and a counselor. Harrison Graduate School enabled me to become the person I am today emotionally, spiritually, educationally and professionally. For that I will be eternally grateful.”

Tiffany Rinas, Counseling Psychology, Graduate

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Careers in behavioral sciences

Counselors and psychologists help people recognize their strengths and find resources to cope with problems and adversity. There are limitless ways to put your desire to help people to good use:

  • Academic sports psychologist
  • Addictions counselor
  • Adult psychiatrist
  • Applied sports psychologist
  • Career counselor
  • Christian or church counselor
  • Clinical psychiatrist
  • Clinical therapist
  • Consulting services director
  • Geriatric care specialist
  • Group home coordinator
  • Industrial/organizational psychologist
  • Leadership psychologist
  • Management consultant
  • Marriage or family counselor
  • Military psychologist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Occupational psychologist
  • Organizational development consultant
  • Outpatient psychiatrist
  • Prison psychologist
  • Psychiatry child adolescent physician
  • Psychiatry geriatrics physician
  • Psychiatry physician
  • School counselor
  • Social behavioral scientist
  • Sports psychologist
  • Teacher

Full support

Get access to full campus support and resources. Students can take advantage of the Career Center for job training and assistance, the Wellness Center for fitness classes and facilities, the Counseling Center and more.

Individual attention

Our class sizes are small. We create an atmosphere where you have 1-on-1 interactions with faculty who invest in your performance and well-being.

Affordability & value

SAGU students graduate with 20% less debt on average than other private universities. Our Financial Aid team is your team to help secure grants, scholarships and other financial resources to help ease your mind.

Sticker price vs. your cost

When choosing a college, it is important to realize the difference between the sticker price and your net costs after scholarships and grants. SAGU offers a net price calculator to help you identify financial opportunities to reduce your college costs.

Christian faith

Everything we do springs from a Christian world view. SAGU creates an environment that strengthens your faith and your mind, integrating faith and learning.


You can be confident that your degree at SAGU is recognized, as SAGU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Southwestern Assemblies of God University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

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