The Masters of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is designed to prepare students for employment and practice in public and private mental-health settings. The curriculum offers course work and applied experiences in specialty areas, including couple/family counseling, addictions counseling, play therapy, and work with unique populations, using unique methods of counseling. The clinical mental health counseling program is 60 credit hours and meets accreditation criteria put forward by Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
Admission to pursue a master’s degree in any track within the program in Counselor Education is based upon success in admission for graduate study with the Graduate School. Statement of purpose and letters of recommendation consistent with goals of the program, entrance exam scores (300 or above on the GRE or at least the 50th percentile on the MAT), and a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale are needed for regular admission. Cohort admission decisions for MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling are made once annually.
All Counselor Education Master’s degree programs have a planned program of study. The plan follows the appropriate requirements for accreditation in that area. Once an academic advisor has been assigned for your program of study, you should make an appointment to discuss your preferences and career aspirations. The program of study that you accept when you enter the program will be the one you will follow until you graduate. If there are any changes, they need to be approved by your advisor.
While the majority of your courses will be offered through the Program in Counselor Education (designated as BCE) many required courses will be offered by affiliated programs. During your academic career, you will likely enroll for courses in Educational Psychology (designated as BEP), Educational Research (designated as BER), School Psychology (designated as BSP), and other areas. These courses afford the opportunity to take advantage of the expertise of faculty in other programs in the College of Education.
|Code and Title||Hours|
|BCE 512||Counseling Theory Proc||3|
|BCE 514||Counseling Skills||3|
|BCE 518||Intro to Clin. Ment. Hlth Cnsl||3|
|BCE 650||Couns Stratg Fam Relatns||3|
|BCE 517||Professional Counseling||3|
|BCE 611||Multicult. Approach Counseling||3|
|BCE 613||Substance Abuse Counseling||3|
|BCE 521||Group Proced Coun Educ||3|
|BCE 522||Indiv & Group Appraisal||3|
|BCE 516||Practicum Counseling II||3|
|BCE 528||Adv Sem. Clin. Ment. Hlth Cnsl||3|
|BCE 525||Intern Sch Clint Ment Hea Cou||12|
|BER 500||Intro Educatn Research||3|
|BER 540||Statistical Methods In Educ||3|
|BCE 513||Career Development||3|
|BEP 550||Life Span Development||3|