The MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) is an online 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) and to fulfill the accreditation requirements of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the primary accrediting body in the professional counseling field.
Upon graduation from the program, you will be license eligible and ready to fulfill the remainder of the Pennsylvania state requirements for licensure as a 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.
Graduates of the program will demonstrate advanced knowledge and appropriate skills in the following areas:
- Foundations of Counseling
- Intervention and Prevention
- Diversity and Advocacy
- Human Development
- Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
- Research and Evaluation
The following concentrations are available in the CMHC Program:
- Counseling in Rural Areas
- Counseling Veterans and their Families
- General Clinical Mental Health Counseling