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Degrees Offered

New Mexico Highlands University’s counseling program offers four exciting concentrations in our master’s programs tailored to suit your passion: clinical mental health counseling, clinical rehabilitation counseling, rehabilitation counseling and school counseling.


NMHU Master of Arts in Counseling 2018 Annual Report



Counseling Graduate Requirements

Graduate course catalog: Counseling

Graduate students are assigned to a faculty adviser within their area of study. The faculty adviser will help the student complete a program of study to satisfy the specific course requirements within their area, outlined in the Graduate Catalog. The courses listed must satisfy the course requirements prescribed in the catalog of record. The academic adviser will provide guidance in completing your program of study.

Graduate Coordinator:

Geri Glover:
Office phone: 505-454-3396


  • Statement of educational goals demonstrating what motivates you to become a counselor and what you hope to contribute to the counseling profession?
  • 2 professional dispositions
  • Resume
  • Transcripts from all previously attended regionally accredited institutions (3.0 GPA or higher). Will consider those who do not meet the GPA requirement.


April 15th for fall

November 15th for spring and summer

Decision to follow one month after application deadline

Admit for fall, spring and summer terms

Important Dates

  • 09


    Postponed: Commencement

  • 31


    Summer Spanish Immersion Institute 2020


Graduates of the NMHU Counseling program can be found in the following occupations:

  • Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselor
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • School or Career Counselor
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Clinical Mental Health Counselor
  • Clinical Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • School Counselor
  • Preschool and Childcare Center Director

Faculty & Staff


Faculty & Staff


The mission of the Highlands’ Counselor Education Program is to train entry-level counselors who are prepared for positions in community service agencies as mental health counselors, in school systems as school counselors, and in rehabilitation settings as rehabilitation counselors.