Southern Oregon University
College of Arts and Sciences
Master in Mental Health Counseling
M.S. or M.A. in Mental Health Counseling
The Master in Mental Health Counseing program prepares professional counselors who are capable of providing extensive mental health services within public and private agencies as well as in private practice. The Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP accreditation is an important step in our effort to help our graduates gain mobility in responding to changing employment needs throughout the US. In addition, the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists has indicated that the curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor. The program has also been designed to meet the majority of educational requirements for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist in California.
The principle objective of the Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling is to provide professional training in the application of psychological principles and methodologies in order to increase functioning and service delivery in public and private agencies, organizations, and communities. The Mental Health Counseling program is based on a common integrated core of courses. The central goal of this core is to train masters level practitioners who are grounded in professional ethics and values, well-versed in the empirical nature of their professions, and sensitive to and supportive of the increasing multicultural diversity of our communities.
International Student Requirements:
International applicants must submit a record of having taken the TOEFL wth a computer based score of 207 or above, or an internet score of 76 or above.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
# of Credits Required: 92
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Midsize Suburb
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999