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Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Master of Arts)

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program is designed to provide you with:

- An advanced and broad training regarding relevant theories, principles, and dynamic applications.

- The necessary skills to engage in effective assessment and treatment practices.

- Competency in the understanding of ethical, legal, and professional issues.

- The ability to understand the significance and utility of research to the field.

Respected Faculty

As a student in the South University Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program, you will have the opportunity to learn from faculty members who are dedicated to maintaining high teaching standards, developing intellectual curiosity, advancing critical thinking, and engaging in service to the University, community, and profession.

Convenient Class Schedules

The flexible delivery structure of the South University Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program provides the opportunity for you to balance the rigors of work and home while pursuing your master’s degree. Classes generally meet each Saturday and weeknights as needed. The program is designed to be completed in 8 quarters. Each quarter classes will be taken one at a time and each class will be 10 weeks in length, with an 11th week designated for the final exam.

You will be taught via two primary modes of instruction. The majority of the program will involve didactic and experiential classroom instruction. The second mode of instruction will focus on supervised field experiences. You will be placed in actual counseling settings in the community and will practice counseling under the auspices of an onsite supervisor. While in a field placement, you will also receive weekly individual and group supervision from qualified faculty supervisors.

The program is designed to enable program graduates to achieve all initial eligibility criteria to become certified as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and licensed in their state. The length of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program varies in accord with the licensing requirements of the states in which the program is offered. As a result, the program may not meet the licensing requirements of all states. The student should contact the licensing board in the state in which they anticipate seeking licensure to determine the appropriate program.

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