Master of Arts
The Department of Counselor Education 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 Pennsylvania 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:
Included in the programs is 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, hospitals, drug and alcohol treatment settings, and colleges/universities.
Student Learning Outcomes