Master of Arts in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master’s Degree Program (CMHC-MA) is a post-baccalaureate program in Psychology that serves both students looking to become licensed as professional clinical mental health counselors and those seeking to eventually proceed into doctoral programs. The program design and training philosophy reflect the scientist-practitioner model of training in psychology. Students are provided with intensive instruction in the theoretical framework of psychology and broad training and experience in empirically-supported methods of practice. The program curriculum was developed in keeping with standards set by the Masters in Psychology Accreditation Council (MPAC) and by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and fulfills the academic requirements for Hawaii State licensure as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor, as well the academic requirements for counselor credentialing at the national level (candidates for state and national licensure must also fulfill a post-graduate clinical supervision requirement). The CMHC Master’s Degree Program is a 60-credit program that can be completed in two years by being a full time student and taking classes in the summer. Internship experiences are incorporated into the curriculum and provide varied and intense hands-on mental health counseling training experiences under supervision of licensed professionals.
Hawai`i Pacific University is fully accredited by the Senior Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Baccalaureate and Master’s degree programs are fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 60
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 755 USD
In State Tuition (per year): 13590 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 13230 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999