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MS Clinical Mental Health

The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health is also available with a specialized track preparing students for certification as a Texas school counselor.

Availability: On-Campus | Program Length: 60 Hours

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Program Overview

The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares professional counselors to work in community agencies, educational settings, as well as private practice. Our faculty are committed to graduating students who have exemplary theory-based knowledge and skills in counseling and who have demonstrated aptitude in providing counseling and mental health services to people from diverse backgrounds.

Our master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is tailored for students seeking licensure as Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) in Texas. Individuals with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling are well-positioned to seek employment in a variety of settings including work with individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.

 

Graduates from the CMHC program will:

• Develop strong professional identities as counselors
• Establish helping relationships with diverse clients
• Use research in the field and employ evidence-based practices in counseling interventions, assessments, and program evaluations
• Use theories and models to guide their professional practice
• Abide by relevant ethics, laws and standards of professional practice
• Use leadership principles in their professional practice
• Advocate for clients and for their profession 
• Incorporate the use of technology into their practice
• Experience and understand counseling practices worldwide


Career Opportunities

  • Mental Health Agencies
  • Clinics
  • Career/Vocational Planning Centers
  • Rehabilitation Agencies
  • Long-Term Treatment Facilities
  • Schools
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Hospitals

MS Clinical Mental Health Program Application

In addition to applying to Graduate Studies, you will additionally need to apply to the program:

MS Clinical Mental Health Program Application

Fall Admission:  July 1

Spring Admission: November 1

Summer Admission: April 1

 

 

Program Coordinator

If you are interested in the program but have plans to leave the state, please speak with the program coordinator, Dr. Jeremy Berry,  about your specific state’s licensing requirements. Many states follow similar requirements and transferring your license or license eligible degree is a possibility.

 

Dr. Berry

Program Accreditation

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program was recently awarded national accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). As such, all of our curriculum and standards for the program are aligned with CACREP standards.

 

School Counselor Certification Preparation Program

For students seeking Texas school counselor certification, the following requirements must be met prior to enrollment: admission into the school counselor certification preparation program and submission of a creditable service record with at least two years of teaching experience to the school counseling program coordinator. All experience hours must be completed in a TEA-approved pre-kindergarten through 12th grade school setting (public or private). Students are required to have field experience both at the elementary and secondary levels.

If you are interested in the school counselor certification preparation program, please contact the program coordinator, Dr. Levi McClendon, at lmcclendon@tamuct.edu

About Admission to the School Counselor Certification Preparation Program

School Counseling Program Application

In addition to applying to Graduate Studies and the Clinical Mental Health program above, you will need to apply to the School Counselor Preparation Program:

School Counseling Program Application

Fall Admission:  July 1

Spring Admission: October 1

Summer Admission: March 1

School Counselor Certification Preparation Program Information

School Counselor Preparation Program Coordinator

If you are interested in the school counselor certification preparation program, please speak with the program coordinator, Dr. Levi McClendon.

 

Dr. Levi McClendon