M.S. in Mental Health Counseling Program Requirements

The 60 credit-hour master's program in mental health counseling includes 48 credits of coursework and 12 credits of fieldwork. The program involves a supervised practicum experience with a minimum of 100 clock hours (3 credits) and a supervised internship with a minimum of 600 clock hours (9 credits).

M.S. in Mental Health Counseling

It is recommended that you have completed undergraduate courses in abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, research methods, theories of personality, statistics, and tests and measurement.

Credit hours for each course are indicated in parentheses after the course title.

Requirements

  • GMHC 500 - Mental Health Counseling as a Profession (3)
  • GMHC 510 - Counseling Theories and Strategies (3)
  • GMHC 515 - Social and Cultural Diversity (3)
  • GMHC 520 - Assessment in Counseling (3)
  • GMHC 525 - Psychopathology and Differential Diagnosis (3)
  • GMHC 530 - Treatment Planning and Intervention (3)
  • GMHC 540 - Group Theory and Process (3)
  • GMHC 550 - Counseling Practicum (3)
  • GMHC 575 - Research and Program Evaluation (3)
  • GMHC 585 - Biological Foundations of Behavior and Psychopharmacological Interventions (3)
  • GMHC 590 - Assessment & Intervention of Childhood & Adolescent Disorders (3)
  • GMHC 600 - Family and Partner Counseling (3)
  • GMHC 603 - Human Development in Counseling (3)
  • GMHC 610 - Adult Lifestyle and Career Counseling (3)
  • GMHC 620 - Crisis and Trauma Counseling (3)
  • GMHC 630 - Substance Use Counseling (3)
  • GMHC 650 - Counseling Internship (9)
  • GMHC XXX (3)

Total: 60 credits

Student Outcomes

Certificate of Advanced Study

The basic program for the Certificate of Advanced Study entails a total of 18 credit hours: 12 credits of coursework and 6 credits of supervised internship that require a minimum of 600 clock hours providing mental health counseling services in an approved clinical setting under supervision.

Requirements

  • GMHC 500 - Mental Health Counseling as a Profession (3)
  • GMHC 525 - Psychopathology and Differential Diagnosis (3)
  • GMHC 530 - Treatment Planning and Intervention (3)
  • GMHC 585 - Biological Foundations of Behavior and Psychopharmacological Interventions (3)
  • GMHC 650 - Counseling Internship (6)

Total: 18 credits

Gainful Employment Information for Certificate of Advanced Study


Note: The information here is provided for informational purposes only. For exact requirements as well as course descriptions, visit the Graduate Catalog.