The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program prepares students to assess, guide and counsel individuals, couples, families and groups, from early childhood through adulthood and aging. Students graduating from this program function as professional clinical mental health counselors in community agencies and mental health settings, such as mental health centers, family counseling centers, and solo or group private practice.
This 60-credit program can typically be completed by full-time students in two years.
Prospective students must submit their applications by the dates listed below.
Fall (August–December): July 15
Spring (January–May): November 15
Summer Session 1 (May–June): April 1
Summer Session 2 (June–July): May 1
Summer Session 3 (July–August): June 1
POINTS OF DISTINCTION
Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
The program includes supervised practice in counseling, including an internship in the community.
The program is based in Christian philosophy; students develop competencies from a Christian world view.
A bachelors degree (or non-U.S. equivalent) from an accredited institution and a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.6 (applicants with lower GPA may be admitted upon consideration of the composite profile).
Two Recommendations from professionals such as advisors, major professors and employers.
Resume describing employment, research or special projects.
Statement of Purpose reflecting your philosophical perspective, personal, professional and academic goals, and reasons for seeking the graduate program.
TOEFL, IELTS or PTE (academic): Students whose language of education is not English must submit English proficiency test scores.