No personal F2F contact with UNT students, faculty, or grads. Just a general impression of excellence from interactions on another listserv. I actually went back and looked and it was their PhD program in counseling not their MS where that exchange took place.
In additional looking at their website - I realized they are "old school" in that they put their CMHC (MS and PhD) under the COE and their Psychology PhD is under the College of Arts and Sciences. It looks like there is a recent internal shift going on
that I would want to investigate before I made a decision to attend.
I don't know much about Texas licensure - but I would want to talk to someone in the know (see if there is a state or local branch of ACA) about what this means for graduates of the program.
I was unaware that this had transpired.
You might ask on the PsyD/PhD board if people have experience with UNT and what they might tell you on or off the record.
The curriculum looks solid for CMHC - but if you are SURE you want to return to CA - I would imagine it is easier to get the MFT in CA and get licensed than the LPC since they were the last state to accept counseling as a profession.