Master of Arts: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

College of Education and Applied Human Sciences
Master of Arts: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Degree Options:

  • M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: This is a 60 hour program which is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Educationally Related Programs (CACREP). The degree prepares individuals to be licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Who Would be Interested in This Program?

  • Individuals who are interested in becoming Licensed Professional Counselors in Kentucky or almost any other state in the U.S.

  • Individuals who are interested in working in a variety of clinical settings providing mental health counseling would be interested in this degree.

  • Individuals with a desire to help people with emotional, mental, and career arenas.

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?

  • The program is a 60 hour program which meets the national standards established by CACREP. There are nine hours of electives, a practicum and internship conducted in a mental health setting.

  • Undergraduate degree in any field

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall or 3.25 in the last 60 hours completed OR students with undergraduate GPA below 3.0 overall (or 3.25 in the last 60 hours completed) will be required to submit GRE scores of 146 Verbal, 140 Quantitative, and 4.0 Analytical Writing or 365 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

  • Writing Sample

  • Resume

  • Participation in group interview

Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • Recent graduates are employed in private practice, Community Mental Health Centers, hospitals, residential treatment centers and a variety of other agencies that need to employ individuals who are licensed by the state to engage in mental health counseling.

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