Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is appropriate for persons who plan to counsel in mental health and agency settings and who may wish to become Licensed Professional Counselors.

A minimum of 60 semester hours is required in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. The program requirements are as follows:

  1. Recommended for admission by counselor education faculty.
  2. Required courses:
    CHD 000Counselor Education Orientation0
    CHD 001Counseling Comprehensive Examination0
    CHD 600Professional Identity and Ethics for Clinical Mental Health Counselors3
    CHD 601Research Methods & Program Evaluation in Counseling3
    CHD 602Fundamentals of Counseling3
    CHD 604Human Growth and Development3
    CHD 606Theories and Techniques of Counseling3
    CHD 608Group Counseling3
    CHD 615Social and Cultural Diversity in Counseling3
    CHD 621Assessment in Counseling3
    CHD 625Addictions Counseling3
    CHD 631Counseling for Career Development3
    CHD 634Wellness Counseling3
    CHD 638Crisis Intervention in Counseling3
    CHD 645Child and Adolescent Counseling3
    CHD 655Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Counseling3
    CHD 656Contemporary Practices in Clinical Mental Health Counseling3
    CHD 661Family Counseling3
    CHD 678Practicum in Counseling3
    CHD 688Internship in Counseling3
    CHD 689Internship in Counseling3
    CHD 690Advanced Applications in Clinical Mental Health Counseling3
    Total Hours60
  3. Clinical Mental Health Counseling students must have a passing score on the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE).
  4. In addition, students may earn no more than six semester hours of C work or below. A third grade of C or below will result in dismissal from the program.