School of Education
2800 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21218
Master of Science in Counseling Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Counselors facilitate the promotion of relational well-being and problem-solving through a consideration of how behavior develops within the context of families, communities and larger systems and by providing counseling, consultation, mental health education and related services with individuals, families and groups. The program provides the required academic credits toward licensure in the State of Maryland, and is designed to meet the needs of students from diverse backgrounds who have a wide range of professional goals. Undergraduate degrees from a variety of disciplines (e.g. communication, sociology, anthropology, foreign languages, religion, philosophy, education, psychology) are considered for program admissions.
The program’s content includes the following areas: professional orientation and ethical practice; social and cultural diversity; human growth and development; career development; helping relationships; group work; assessment; and research/program evaluation. Students will be instructed via didactic experiences, small group experiences and applied learning at clinical mental health sites.
The practice of counseling at the master’s level is regulated through licensure that is monitored by the Maryland Department of Mental Health and Hygiene (MDHMH). Areas of practice include nonprofit, educational and health care organizations, and private practice. Licensed counselors with additional training and experience may also provide clinical supervision, mental health consultation, agency administration and training. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING (POST MASTER’S CERTIFICATE)
This Post-Master’s Certificate (PMC) is a 15-credit program designed to prepare counselors and other human service professionals for specialized areas of practice through the provision of advanced preparation and supervised experience. An applicant is required to have completed a master’s degree in counseling or a related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, submit a detailed resume or curriculum vitae, a statement of personal and career goals, graduate transcripts, and two letters of recommendation (Note: letters are not required for students currently enrolled in the School of Education’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling master’s programs.)
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999