APPLY ONLINE for the M.A. in Counseling

The Counseling program is designed to prepare ethical, culturally competent counselors to provide professional counseling services in various clinical settings.  The faculty-approved settings where students have served their internships include mental health centers, state hospitals and training schools, facilities for clients with dual diagnoses, as well as multipurpose mental health agencies.

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of 60 credit hours of counseling courses, 
  • supervised Practicum and Internship experience, and
  • passing a comprehensive exam

More information can be found in the program handbook on Student Handbook


Length of the program: Can take 3 to 5 years depending on the number of credits the students complete per semester.
Delivery method: Online 
Cost of the program: This can be found through the Business Office 

Please feel free to reach out to Dr. Malvika Behl at with any questions. 
Admission Requirements

Formal admittance to the counseling program requires:

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning
  • 2.75 Undergraduate GPA (last 60 hours)
  • WTAMU Graduate School:
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation - professional/academic: to be requested and submitted through your WT applicant portal
  • Upload the following  to your WT applicant portal:
  • NO GRE required
Admission Deadline

The deadlines for the M.A. Counseling is as follows:

  • August 1 for fall admission
  • December 1 for spring admission
  • May 1 for summer admission

Counseling Coursework

Course rotations are given to students at the time of admission.

60 credit hours  


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Additional Questions

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Texas Professional Counselor Licensing Information

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Features of the West Texas A& M University’s Counselor Education Program include being conveniently located in downtown Amarillo, at the WTAMU Amarillo Center, and having access to state-of-the-art teaching and supervision facilities. Faculty offices are located on the 3rd floor.

If you would like to make an appointment to discuss your options in the field of counseling, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Malvika Behl-

Thanks for your interest in West Texas A&M University’s Counselor Education Program.


Dr. Malvika Behl
Associate Professor of Education
West Texas A&M University - Amarillo Center
720 S. Tyler,
Amarillo, Texas 79101