Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.S.)

Our Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is designed to educate and prepare culturally fluent professional counselors from diverse backgrounds to advance the profession through practice, advocacy, scholarship, research, leadership and service. 

Our program emphasizes a reflective-practitioner model that integrates the use of intensive, supervised, clinical experiences, research, evidence based and creative resources and current technology to work within a diverse global society.  We emphasize a holistic approach to counseling whereby individuals, couples and families are encouraged to achieve optimal personal, educational and relational development.

We will prepare you to be a culturally responsive, trauma informed and ethical counselor.

Program Highlights

  • A cohort-model program that welcomes 18 full-time students each year
  • Uses block scheduling, limiting classes to 2-3 days per week
  • Faculty are licensed and provide clinical work in the community
  • Clinical instruction is provided with a 6:1 faculty to student ratio
  • Students have one year of supervised clinical experience, on campus, prior to internship
  • 100% student placement for internships with the majority being hired during placement

Program Distinctions

Popular Careers

  • Community mental health centers
  • Private practice 
  • Correctional centers
  • Schools
  • Crisis clinics

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
International
Inside U.S.
Fall N/A N/A N/A
Spring N/A N/A N/A
Summer Jan. 2 (Priority) Feb. 1 (Final) Jan. 2 (Priority) Feb. 1 (Final) Jan. 2 (Priority) Feb. 1 (Final)

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