Master of Science: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
The MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) is an online, CACREP accredited 60 credit degree program that is designed to be consistent with the requirements for licensure as a professional counselor in Pennsylvania (049 PA Code § 49.13).
Upon graduation from the program, you will have completed the educational requirements for licensure and be ready to fulfill the remainder of the Pennsylvania state requirements for licensure as a professional counselor. The program is consistent with other state licensure codes and a non-Pennsylvania student may be license eligible in another state as a counselor. In addition, upon successful completion of the program and passing the National Counselor Examination, you will be able to submit your final transcript to NBCC and receive your National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential.
WHY CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING?
WHY OUR PROGRAM?
To complete the application process, students must submit:
At least one letter will discuss the candidate's ability to succeed academically. All letters must be specific to the program at LHU.
All application materials must be submitted to:
Lock Haven University- Office of Admissions
Applications are currently being accepted. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling
basis until all seats are filled for the next cohort. Applications will not be accepted
after April 1.
After applicants have submitted all application materials, if deemed qualified, they will be scheduled for a 30 minute virtual interview with the faculty.
Successful applicants for regular matriculated status will have:
Applicants with a 2.85 - 2.99 undergraduate GPA with relevant life experience may
be considered for an interview. If admitted to the graduate program, they would be
required to achieve a 3.0 GPA or better in their first 9 credit hours to remain in
good academic standing.
A student may transfer up to 12 credits from a CACREP accredited program only. After formal review of syllabi and official transcripts, the following courses may be transferable: CMHC610, CMHC615, CMHC620, CMHC630, CMHC640, CMHC645, CMHC660, and up to 2 Electives.
For additional information, please contact Dr. Kristin Vincenzes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* If you are not a resident of Pennsylvania, please check the list of most recent
states approved for online classes and internships
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