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Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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The Counseling and Student Affairs Department offers a 60 semester hour CACREP accredited Master of Arts degree program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  The program consists of core counseling courses, specialty area courses, and 700 hours of field experience.  Degree requirements for this program meet the educational requirements for state licensure in Professional Counseling.  Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Certified Counselor (NCC) examination, a state licensure prerequisite.    

The mission of the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program is to provide a high quality graduate education for individuals pursuing careers in professional counseling. This program is structured around several core tenets:  

·      Development of personal awareness of self as a counselor

·      Knowledge of counseling and psychological concepts

·      Skills in counseling and mental health service delivery across the life span  

Included in the programs are an emphasis on developing assessment and research skills and using research findings in clinical mental health counseling.  Given the focus of this program, graduates enter the profession prepared to work in a variety of settings such as community mental health agencies, the Veterans Administration, hospitals, drug and alcohol treatment settings, and colleges/universities.  

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