Degree Requirements and Curriculum
The graduate program in clinical mental health counseling includes 60 credits:
- 9 credits in assessment and training
- 21 credits in counseling core courses
- 27 credits in clinical mental health counseling concentration area
- 3 credits in elective coursework
Students who are interested and committed to pursuing a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology or a related discipline have the option of taking 6-9 research/thesis credits and completing a thesis in place of the Comprehensive Exam.
Students will complete 700 hours of clinical/internship experiences in selected community sites including:
- One semester of supervised practicum in counseling (8 hours per week, total of 100 hours on-site)
- Two semesters of counseling internship (20 hours per week, total of 300 hours each semester on-site).
Internship placements are made in clinical mental health counseling sites appropriate to the student's interests.
Professional counselor portfolio and student self-assessment are used as a components of the program's evaluation process.