The Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) prepares students for professional counseling practice spanning a wide range of mental health issues in culturally diverse populations. Students will acquire an understanding of normal and abnormal behavior characteristics and theories pertaining to individual, group, family and career counseling.

Coursework and Practicum

The CMHC program consists of a two-year academic course sequence followed by a one-year practicum/internship field placement. The academic coursework and field placement are structured to fulfill the standards of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).Upon completion of the CMHC program, students will be prepared to sit for the National Counselor Examination administered by the National Board of Certified Counselors and may subsequently begin to work toward becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPCMH) through their state's Division of Professional Regulation.

Job Placement Rate (percentage)

We are currently in the process of accumulating data in regards to job placement and employer satisfaction. Information will be updated once data has been compiled.

Number of Program Graduates from the Past Year

In 2016 the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program graduated 25 students.

Completion Rate (percentage)

In 2013 the CMHC program accepted 40 students and 36 enrolled. In 2016, 25 students graduated, 22 of which were accepted in 2013 (representing a 61% graduate rate). There were 3 graduates who started in 2012.

Certification Pass Rate (percentage)

The 2016 National Counselor Exam (NCE) pass rate was at a program high of 100%.

Applicants Accepted (percentage)

In 2010 the MSCC program had 108 applicants from which 34 were accepted—a 31% acceptance rate. In 2011, the CMHC program had 114 applicants from which 45 were accepted—a 39% acceptance rate. In 2012, there were 119 applicants from which 36 were accepted—a 30% acceptance rate. In 2013, there were 111 applicants from which 40 were accepted—a 36% acceptance rate. In 2014, there were 75 applicants from which 45 were accepted—a 60% acceptance rate. In 2015, there were 165 applicants from which 40 were accepted—a 24% acceptance rate. In 2016, there were 162 applicants from which 40 were accepted—a 25% acceptance rate.

Number of Enrolled Students

We currently have 103 students in our program.

2015-2016 Alumni Survey

We are currently gathering data from our alumni in regards their experience in the CMHC program.

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