The Master of Science in Clinic Mental Health Counseling is for candidates preparing for a profession as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Upon completion of the 64-hour degree program, you will be eligible to sit for the National Counselor Examination (NCE) and pursue state licensure as an LPC.
Requirements for Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Counseling Core Requirements–22 credit hours
- Human Development
- Social and Cultural Foundations
- Theories and Techniques of Counseling
- Family of Origin
- Diagnosis and Case Management
- Christian Foundations of Counseling
- Pre-Practicum Lab
One of the following:
- Statistics and Research
- Applied Research (Program Director recommendation required)
Elective–3 credit hours
CMHC Major Core Requirements – 39 credit hours
- Principles of Family Therapy
- Group Theory
- Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- Career Development Information and Vocational Education
- Advanced Psychopharmacology
- Professional Development and Ethics
- Crisis Counseling
- Practicum I: CMHC
- Practicum II: CMHC
- Internship I
- Internship II
Total credit hours–64
Second Major Options
The JBU Counseling Program recognizes that today's counseling professionals have multifaceted opportunities requiring multiple training specialties. The Graduate Counseling Department offers three majors for the MS degree: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, and School Counseling. Students may opt to take more than one major and may add an emphasis in Play Therapy.
Many counseling courses are offered online allowing you flexibility and convenience. All online classes are taught by JBU faculty who interact with you via e-mail, web conferencing and discussion boards.
Most counseling classes begin at 4:30 pm or 7:15 pm and follow the semester schedule format. Summer classes are also offered.