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.

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Job Placement Rate (percentage)

Employment information was available for 21 (70%) of the 30 students who graduated from the Wilmington University CMHC in May of 2017. Of those 21, 16 (76%) were employed full-time in a counseling or counseling-related position or had been accepted for a full-time position starting within three months of graduation. Two (9.5%) of the graduates had part-time counseling positions, one (5%) graduate had a full-time job outside of the counseling field, and two (9.5%) were unemployed.

Number of Program Graduates from the Past Year

In 2017 the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program graduated 30 students.

Completion Rate (percentage)

In 2014 the CMHC program accepted 51 students and 44 enrolled. In 2017, 30 students graduated, 27 of which were accepted in 2014 (representing a 61% graduate rate). There were 3 graduates who started in 2013.

Certification Pass Rate (percentage)

The 2017 National Counselor Exam (NCE) pass rate was 90%.

Applicants Accepted (percentage)

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. In 2017, there were 155 applicants from which 41 were accepted—a 26% acceptance rate.

Number of Enrolled Students

We currently have 100 students in our program.

2016-2017 Alumni Survey

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

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