M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

This CACREP accredited program consists of a minimum of 63 hours of counseling courses that provide students with a thorough background in the areas of individual and group counseling theories and skills; clinical practice; ethical, professional and legal issues in counseling; social and cultural factors in counseling; human development across the lifespan; work, leisure and career development theories and interventions; assessment in counseling, and the application of research. This program prepares students for licensing and national certification, as well as careers in mental health agencies, hospital programs, private practices, counseling centers, and other private and public mental health facilities.  

Graduation requirements: Students enrolled in the program must:

Have been admitted to degree candidacy.

  • Have passed the comprehensive examination.

  • Have completed the required course of study with a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or better

Comprehensive Examination

Students enrolled in the program must complete a comprehensive examination prior to entering internship.

Course requirements

CO 700Orientation to the Professions of Counseling and Human Relat3
CO 702Human Growth and Development3
CO 703Research and Program Evaluation3
CO 704Social and Cultural Diversity3
CO 705Theories of Counseling3
CO 710Counseling Techniques3
CO 711Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues in Counseling3
CO 712Group Process3
CO 721Assessment in Counseling3
CO 722Career Development and Counseling3
CO 723Counseling Young Children and Adolescents3
CO 801Marriage and Family Counseling3
CO 805Addictions Counseling: Treatment and Contemporary Issues3
CO 827Crisis Intervention3
CO 846Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment Planning 3
CO 890Practicum6
CO 891Clinical Counseling Internship I1
CO 892Clinical Counseling Internship II1
CO 893Clinical Counseling Internship III1
CO 894Clinical Counseling Internship IV1
CO 895Clinical Counseling Internship V1
CO 896Clinical Counseling Internship VI1
CO 897Clinical Counseling Internship VII1
CO 898Clinical Counseling Internship VIII1
CO 900Clinical Counseling Internship IX1
Elective3
Total Hours63