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:
- Recommended for admission by counselor education faculty.
- Required courses:
Course List Code Title Hours CHD 000 Counselor Education Orientation 0 CHD 001 Counseling Comprehensive Examination 0 CHD 600 Professional Identity and Ethics for Clinical Mental Health Counselors 3 CHD 601 Research Methods & Program Evaluation in Counseling 3 CHD 602 Fundamentals of Counseling 3 CHD 604 Human Growth and Development 3 CHD 606 Theories and Techniques of Counseling 3 CHD 608 Group Counseling 3 CHD 615 Social and Cultural Diversity in Counseling 3 CHD 621 Assessment in Counseling 3 CHD 625 Addictions Counseling 3 CHD 631 Counseling for Career Development 3 CHD 634 Wellness Counseling 3 CHD 638 Crisis Intervention in Counseling 3 CHD 645 Child and Adolescent Counseling 3 CHD 655 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Counseling 3 CHD 656 Contemporary Practices in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 3 CHD 661 Family Counseling 3 CHD 678 Practicum in Counseling 3 CHD 688 Internship in Counseling 3 CHD 689 Internship in Counseling 3 CHD 690 Advanced Applications in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 3 Total Hours 60
- Clinical Mental Health Counseling students must have a passing score on the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE).
- 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.