Masters in Counseling

New Mexico Highlands University’s Counseling Program offers three exciting concentrations in our master’s programs tailored to suit your passion: school counseling, professional counseling, and the only rehabilitation counseling program in New Mexico.

Professional Counseling Emphasis
The Professional Counseling emphasis is designed to prepare students to be effective, proactive professionals who can select, utilize, and assess effective counseling strategies and interventions that lead to optimal outcome for clients. Students will demonstrate knowledge in all aspects of the counseling and human development needs of a diverse society.  A student who completes the Professional Counseling Emphasis is eligible to apply for licensure with the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board.

School Counseling Emphasis
The School Counseling Program is designed to prepare students to be effective, proactive professionals who can develop, organize, and implement outstanding and comprehensive school counseling programs designed on a solid base of research, counseling and educational theory, counseling techniques and process skills.  A student who completes the School Counseling Emphasis is eligible to apply for licensure as a School Counselor with the New Mexico Department of Education.

Rehabilitation Counseling Emphasis
The Rehabilitation Counseling Program is designed to prepare students to be effective, proactive professionals who can collaboratively work up appropriate and effective plans for persons with disabilities.  A student who completes the general Rehabilitation counseling emphasis area is eligible to apply for licensure as a Rehabilitation Counselor with the New Mexico Department of Education.  Those who complete the accredited program requirements are eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination in Rehabilitation Counseling.  Those who complete the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling emphasis are also eligible to apply for licensure with the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board.

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