Counseling Psychology, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.S. - Course Requirements

Students completing the Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration will, as part of their degree program, complete all the educational requirements to sit for the National Counselor Exam. This concentration prepares master level clinicians to work with adolescents and adults in the community setting. 

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration is appropriate for individuals wishing to develop expertise in counseling adolescents and adults and/or gaining the credentials to assume supervisory positions in community agency settings. The total degree hours required for this concentration is 60. This concentration requires a 600-hour internship and a 100-hour practicum.

Required Courses for Specialty Area (21 Credits)

  • COUN 505 Group Counseling (3 Credits)
  • COUN 515 Professional Orientation and Ethics for Clinical Mental Health (3 Credits)
  • COUN 521 Survey of Community Counseling Agencies (3 Credits)
  • COUN 540 Psychopathology & Diagnosis Using the DSM (3 Credits)
  • COUN 560 Internship in Counseling Psychology I: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3 Credits)
  • COUN 561 Internship in Counseling Psychology II: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3 Credits)
  • COUN 562 Professional Seminar: Culminating Experience (3 Credits)

Electives (12 credits)

* All courses marked with an asterisk have to be completed prior to internship. This is a license-eligible concentration.