Program Curriculum

This 60 credit, three year full-time (or four year part-time) graduate program is offered primarily online and consists of 51 credits of common core courses related to counseling, assessment, differential diagnosis and treatment planning. Nine additional credits of courses related to specializations such as counseling military/veterans and their families, counseling children and adolescents, or a general clinical mental health counseling specialization track are also required. Within the common core curriculum is a practicum and internship requirement that may be conducted in the student's local area with face-to-face supervision in a site approved by the university faculty.

Shared Core (51 credits)

  • CMHC605: Clinical Mental Health Counseling as a Profession
  • CMHC610: Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • CMHC615: Assessment & Testing in Mental Health Counseling
  • CMHC620: Lifespan Development: Implications for Counseling
  • CMHC625: Skills and Techniques in Mental Health Counseling
  • CMHC630: Research and Evaluation
  • CMHC635: Multicultural Counseling
  • CMHC640: Career Development and Counseling
  • CMHC645: Addiction Counseling
  • CMHC650: Psychopathology and Differential Diagnosis
  • CMHC655: Advanced Skills
  • CMHC660: Family and Couples Therapy
  • CMHC665: Group Counseling
  • CMHC670: PTSD
  • CMHC685: Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Counseling
  • Practicum (100 clock hours-3 credits)
  • Internship (600 clock hours-6 credits)

Child and Adolescent Counseling Track

  • CMHC662: Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • CMHC664: Creative Therapies for Children and Adolescents

Military/Veteran Track

  • CMHC675: Issues facing Military Veterans
  • CMHC680: Reintegration and Recovery for Veterans and their Families

Generalized Clinical Mental Health Counseling Specialization

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • 1 course from the Military/ Veteran Specialization
  • 1 course from the Children/Adolescent Specialization