The Department of Counselor Education offers a CACREP-accredited Master of Science degree program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. The program meets the educational requirements for counselor licensure in Pennsylvania (as well as other states; see individual state licensing boards for requirements), as well as the Federal government requirements to work with veterans and individuals receiving Medicare or Medicaid. Completion of this program will also qualify graduates to immediately sit for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) examination. The clinical mental health program will effectively prepare graduates for a broad range of career possibilities, including working in community settings, hospitals, educational institutions, VA treatment centers, and private practice settings.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program prepares students to be effective mental health counselors and provides the educational requirements for counselor licensure, while earning an M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. The 60-credit hour program consists of:

  • core counseling courses,
  • clinical mental health specialty courses and
  • 700 hours of field work.

The comprehensive program results in a strong foundation for serving the mental health needs of the community.

For more information, please view the Graduate Catalog or visit the Graduate College website.

Read more about the admission requirements on our Apply Now page.

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