Clinical Mental Health Counseling Admissions Requirements | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

MSMH Admissions Information

The MSMH program begins twice a year, in the Fall and Spring. Please visit the link below for deadline information. The online application and all supporting documentation must be received by the deadline.

Admissions Requirements

  1. Online Application

    Applicants for the MSHA program must complete the TTUHSC SHP application. Additional forms will be added to your checklist after you have submitted the online application. Required supporting documentation (if applicable) can be uploaded from your Student Status Page.

  2. Application Fee

    The $75 Merlin Application Fee may be paid by credit card through the online application system. You may also pay by check or money order; mail a check or money order to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs (3601 4th Street MS 6294, Lubbock, TX 79430). Please make checks and money orders payable to "TTUHSC."

  3. Official Transcripts

    The Office of Admissions and Student Affairs must receive a current, official transcript from every institution that you've attended. If you have attended the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, you only need to send official transcripts from the other institutions you've attended. We will require official Texas Tech University transcripts if you attended their institution. Electronic transcripts should be sent to Hard copies of official transcripts must be in a sealed envelope from the institution. Please send all hard copies of official transcripts to the following address:

    TTUHSC SHP Admissions and Student Affairs
    3601 4th Street MS 6294
    Lubbock, TX 79430

  4. Official GRE Scores

    The GRE is not required for the MSMH Program.

  5. Bachelor's Degree

    Individuals applying for the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MSMH) degree program should already hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferably in a related area such as psychology, sociology, rehabilitation, occupational therapy, social work, special education or nursing, however degrees in other areas will be considered.

  6. Minimum GPA

    Effective Spring 2022, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 from all previous institutions or GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 semester hours of courses.

  7. Resume

    A current resume is required to be submitted through the online application system.

  8. Letters of Recommendation

    Two letters of recommendation are required for an application to be complete, but the program prefers three letters of recommendation be submitted. Letters of recommendation are submitted online through the SHP Application. A recommender's name and email address will be required. Your recommender will receive an email with a link to our recommendation form for them to submit electronically.

  9. Essay

    Applicants must complete an essay within the online application. The essay should include why you want to pursue a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. You will also be asked to describe yourself, your goals, and your experiences working with diverse populations.

  10. International Applicants

    All foreign coursework must be evaluated by a Foreign Credential Service. We also require TOEFL/IELTS Scores for any applicant for whom English is their second language (scores are considered on a case by case basis). Please refer to our International Applicants webpage for more information and TOEFL/IELTS exemptions.

Application Process

Applications are considered on a rolling basis for acceptance into the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Individual applications are reviewed once materials have been received; therefore, it is in the applicant's best interest to complete their application, including submission of required documentation, as early as possible. Fulfillment of the basic requirements does not guarantee admission.

Prior work experience, paid or voluntary, in human service settings will normally be expected. Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Submission Checklist

  1. Online SHP Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Official Transcripts
  4. Resume

Contact Information

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs. Please contact our office by phone at 806-743-3220 or email at