M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program combines preparation for certification and licensure in mental health counseling with rich practice experiences. The courses and programs required and suggested in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program were designed to reflect what the faculty believe represent necessary and appropriate educational experiences for Professional Counselors seeking national certification and state licensure as a clinical Professional Counselor (Maine: LCPC) or Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC). The content and sequence of courses are guided by the Standards the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and the licensing requirements of the State of Maine.
This program consists of a minimum of 61 credit hours of courses that provide students with a thorough background in the areas of individual and group counseling theories and skills; clinical practice; ethical, professional, and legal issues in counseling; social and cultural factors in counseling; human development across the lifespan; work, leisure, and career development theories and interventions; appraisal and assessment issues in counseling; and the application of research for licensure and national certification and for careers in mental health agencies, hospital programs, private practices, ministry-related counseling centers, and other public and private facilities.
Maine State Board of Education
National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required: 61
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $458 (2010-2011) USD
Classification: Master's College or University II
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999