SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hi I'm debating between which school to go for my master's study, CSU Sacramento (Counseling: MFT emphasis) or University of North Texas (Counseling: CMH emphasis)? I need to make my decision before 5/10. So here are my rationale: - Tuition CSUS should be cheaper on this since I'm a California resident, but I've talked to people in UNT and most of them have some form of scholarship or grant even as an international student. (which is unbelievable!) - Class component It seems to me that UNT offers more than CSUS, i.e. play therapy and animal-assisted therapy. I'm not particularly interested in play therapy, which UNT is strong in, but I'm open to learn it. I'm more interested in animal-assisted therapy, but UNT only offer one intro class for it. (they have a faculty member, Cynthia Chandler, who's an expert in this field.) As for CSUS, they have a intro class about art therapy and play therapy. - Environment Sacramento and Denton are equally not-so-urban for me, so living environment wise they're not too different in my standard. - License I plan to go back to California for my licensure exam. With CSUS's degree, I'll be a MFT; with UNT's degree, I'll sit for LPCC (traditional path I believe). Most of my family and friends live in California. Going to UNT means I'll be away from them for 2 years. It seems to me UNT is a better choice than CSU Sacramento because they teach more types of counseling and strong in play therapy. Has anyone received an out-of-state degree and gained their LPCC license in California? Can you share your experience? Has anyone heard or gone to UNT for their counseling program? I need more input before I make my decision. Thanks. P.S. both programs are CACREP-accredited.