THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES

MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.S.) - CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is for candidates preparing for a profession as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). A minimum of sixty-four semester hours of credit is required to complete the program. The candidates who have completed the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program will be eligible to "sit" for the National Counselor Examination (NCE) and pursue state licensure as an LPC. This program prepares candidates to test for the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Exam that is utilized in some states for licensure either as a LCMHC or LPC.

 

Requirements for the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

1. Counseling Department Requirements - 22 hours

CNL 7023 Human Development
CNL 7033 Social and Cultural Foundations
CNL 7133 Theories and Techniques of Counseling
CNL 7613 Family of Origin
CNL 8033 Christian Foundations in Counseling
CNL 8073 Diagnosis and Case Management
CNL 8701 Pre-Practicum Lab

One of the following:

CNL 7013 Statistics and Research
CNL 8313 Applied Research (Program Director recommendation required)

2. Electives from CNL – 3 hours

3. Clinical Mental Health Counseling Emphasis - 39 hours

CNL 7113 Principles of Family Therapy
CNL 7123 Group Theory
CNL 7313 Career Development Information and Vocational Education
CNL 7513 Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CNL 8013 Assessment
CNL 8053 Crisis Counseling
CNL 8063 Addictions
CNL 8133 Advanced Psychopharmacology
CNL 8433 Professional Development and Ethics
CNL 8813 Practicum I
CNL 8823 Practicum II
CNL 8873 Internship I
CNL 8883 Internship II

Minimum semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64