Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in the Field of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The master of arts in education and human development in the field of mental health counseling degree program prepares graduates to enter the counseling profession in a variety of human service settings, including welfare and other social service agencies, mental health centers, penal institutions, court systems, employment centers, allied health agencies, government service agencies, community college counseling centers, employee assistance programs, and private practice. A subspecialty in employee assistance counseling is available to prepare counselors for business, industry, and government settings. The program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder. 

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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 60 credits, including 57 credits in required courses and 3 credits in elective courses, and completion of 600 hours in internships and 100 hours in a practicum. 

Required
EDUC 6114Introduction to Quantitative Research
CNSL 6151Professional and Ethical Orientation to Counseling
CNSL 6153Counseling Interview Skills
CNSL 6154Theories and Techniques of Counseling
CNSL 6155Career Counseling
CNSL 6157Individual Assessment in Counseling
CNSL 6161Group Counseling
CNSL 6163Social and Cultural Dimensions - CNS
CNSL 6169Counseling Substance Abusers
CNSL 6171Family Counseling
CNSL 6173Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
CNSL 6174Trauma and Crisis Intervention
CNSL 6185Practicum/Internship in Counseling
CNSL 6186Advanced Internship in Counseling
CNSL 6268Foundations/Practicum: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
HDEV 6108Life Span Human Development
HDEV 6109Child Development
or HDEV 6110 Adolescent Development
or HDEV 8244 Adult and Aging Development
CNSL 6269Practicum I in Mental Health Counseling
CNSL 6270Practicum II in Mental Health Counseling
Elective
3 credits in elective courses
Elective courses should be selected in consultation with the program advisor