College Degrees

MS-Mental Health Counseling

Mental health counseling is a field that can bring immense personal satisfaction as well as excellent career opportunities. This CACREP-accredited master’s program in Mental Health Counseling offers a rigorous curriculum that includes online course work, residencies, and field experiences designed to prepare you for state licensure eligibility. You will develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need to assess and treat mental and emotional disorders and promote optimum mental health. People who choose this specialization often pursue mental health counselor positions within institutional, community, and private practice settings.

This specialization requires course work and clinical experience, including a 100-hour practicum and a 600-hour internship.

Residency Requirements: Two six-day residential colloquia.

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