M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Required Courses
COUN 5300Behavioral Statistics3
COUN 5301Research Methods3
COUN 5304Human Development3
COUN 5307Abnormal Behavior3
COUN 5393Clinical Mental Health Practicum3
COUN 5311Cultural, Minority and Gender Issues3
COUN 5350Foundations of Counseling3
COUN 5351Career Counseling and Guidance3
COUN 5353Personality and Counseling Theory Application3
COUN 5354Group Procedure for Counselors3
COUN 5356Introduction to Family Counseling3
COUN 5357Methods and Practices in Counseling3
COUN 5358Counseling Perspective on Psychopathology3
COUN 5381Assessment and Evaluation Fundamentals3
COUN 5383Consultation and Supervision3
COUN 5365Ethical Foundation of Counseling3
COUN 5363Substance Abuse3
COUN 5386Clinical Mental Health Internship (1)3
COUN 5386Clinical Mental Health Internship (2)3
COUN 5090Comprehensive Examination0
Graduate-level elective3
Total Semester Credit Hours60

Course Information and Schedule

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Program Entry Requirements

Students will be admitted into the M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling program by the faculty once the following application criteria are met:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Preferred minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Submission of GRE scores.
  • Clinical/Work/Volunteer Experience: While specific experience is not required, previous related work experience may make the applicant more competitive.
  • Completed Counseling and Psychology Department application.
  • Timely submission of admission materials.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate competency in CACREP’s eight core areas of curricular experience.

  2. Practice foundational counseling techniques and micro-skills.

  3. Apply ethical standards and engage in ethical counseling in professional practice.

  4. Counsel diverse populations.

  5. Maintain a professional identity, as well as professionalism and fitness to practice as a professional counselor.

  6. Conduct research and statistical analysis.


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