The M.S. in Mental Health Counseling program is a rigorous and challenging course of study. The curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure in NH for licensed mental health counselor. (Additional supervised hours of post-master’s practice is also required, as outlined in the Board of Mental Health Practice standards.) The core courses noted below are required of all MS in Mental Health Counseling students.
The M.S. in Human Services is our non-licensure degree option, for those who have a professional degree as a goal but are not planning to become a licensed mental health counselor.
Understand core concepts of human development, abnormal psychology, and emotional and behavioral functioning;
Identify contemporary issues in the human services field and their impact on clients, consumers, organizations, and human service providers;
Attain the necessary skills to communicate in an effective and professional manner;
Understand historical and contemporary ethical concepts and theories within the field of human services;
Understand and explore the influence of personal history and values on the role as a human service provider;
Develop competency in understanding and applying counseling theory and general practice;
Develop and demonstrate clinical counseling skills by completing a supervised clinical internship of at minimum, 700 hours;
Develop and demonstrate professional clinical and administrative documentation skills necessary for a competent mental health clinician in contemporary practice;
Demonstrate leadership, organizational and clinical skills by completing a final clinical case project and presentation;
Understand and explore the importance of providers’ personal history, values and beliefs, and the influence they have upon their practice as a mental health clinician.
New England College is accredited by NEASC.
International Student Requirements:
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Facts & Figures
International Financial Aid:
# of Credits Required:
60 Mental Health Cou
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate):
Financial assistance in the form of grants, loans, and employment is available to U.S. students on the basis of financial need. Please ask your Enrollment Advisor for more information.