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.

Comprehensive Examination

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

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. Coursework with a recorded grade below “C” will not count towards the degree.

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 891Counseling Internship I3
CO 892Counseling Internship II3
CO 893Counseling Internship III3
Total Hours63