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.