UNCP offers programs of study leading to the Master of Arts in Education degree in Mental Health Counseling. The mission of the Mental Health Counseling Programis to prepare students to work in a wide range of settings as Professional Counselors; to contribute knowledge to the field of professional counseling through faculty scholarship; and to provide service to the university, community, and counseling profession. The program addresses the academic and career needs of diverse counselors-in-training by offering a mixture of theoretical and clinical educational experiences. The program is designed to provide students with a core foundation of counseling knowledge, skills and practices; specialty knowledge, skills, and practices related to the practice of Mental Health Counseling; and supervised clinical field placement experiences leading to a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. Graduates of this program often seek national certification and state licensure as Professional Counselors and are employed in settings such as counseling centers, mental health agencies, social services settings, hospitals, youth and family programs, substance abuse treatment facilities, and private practice settings.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges