Skip Navigation

Professional Counseling Program


Students seeking a career in counseling can consider programs of study in two different departments: Educational Psychology and Human Relations.

Educational Psychology

The Professional Counseling Program through the Department of Educational Psychology 

Program Highlights:

  • All full-time and part-time faculty have earned doctorates in Counselor Education or Counseling Psychology and relevant credentials in counseling
    • Advanced clinical experiences in counseling and counselor supervision
    • Ongoing research, writing, publication, and presentation in the counseling profession.
    • Membership in national, regional, and state counseling organizations
  • Cohort Experience; 2 or 3 year degree options
  • All students have a faculty advisor
  • Program meets academic requirements for Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Drug & Alcohol Counselor (LADC), and/or School Counselor Certification in the state of Oklahoma
  • Faculty and students subscribe to the ethical standards and values recognized by the counseling profession, the American Counseling Association (ACA), and the Oklahoma LPC Code of Ethics.
  • State-of-the-art counseling lab for skills training
  • Specializations available in:
    • Clinical Professional Counseling
    • Drug and Alcohol Counseling
      • Includes five specialized courses that meet academic requirements for Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
    • School Counseling
  • Non-traditional course formats

The 60-hour Clinical Professional Counseling track prepares graduates to counsel in clinical mental health settings, such as mental health agencies, drug abuse treatment centers, child protective services, child counseling clinics, hospitals, geriatric centers, family counseling centers, and private practic

Professional Counseling Program
through the Department of
Educational Psychology

Human Relations

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program through the Department of Human Relations (Norman and Tulsa Campuses)

Program Highlights:

  • Open Continuous Enrollment
  • Flexible Course Offerings 
  • Non-traditional Class Offerings: Weekend, Evening, and Online Format 
  • Meets Academic Requirements for LPC in Oklahoma
  • Emphasis on multicultural competence and social justice
  • CACREP in progress

The Clinical Mental Health Concentration Is a 60-hour program that leads to licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Oklahoma. The CMHC is an approved program by the Oklahoma State Board of Behavioral Health. Our graduates have used their licenses to work in hospitals, outpatient, inpatient, and private practice settings working with a number of different populations including children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups.

Professional Mental Health
Counseling Program through the
Department of Human Relations


The University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences now offers an online Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Developed by the Department of Human Relations, this 60-credit hour program can be completed in as few as 30 months.  Graduates are preparing to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) equipped to help individuals and tackle systemic issues. The program provides a comprehensive curriculum taught through a social justice and multicultural lens.

OU Online Professional
Mental Health Counseling Program