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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Vital Statistics

Student Outcomes: 2019-2020
CACREP Accredited under 2009 Standards

Required Credits: 63
Number of graduates: 13
Completion rate: 85%
Licensing Exam Pass Rate: 100% (National Counselor Exam)
Employment Rate: 100% of those seeking work

Program Overview

Offering coursework leading to certification and licensure in mental health counseling.

Requirements of a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program are a total of 63 credit hours which includes a practicum (6 credit hours) as well as a 900-hour internship (9 credit hours) in a clinical field placement approved by the Counseling Program.

This program consists of a minimum of 63 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.

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 MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

The average score of graduates taking the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) is over 22 percent higher than the national average. Exam results like this demonstrate the quality of Husson University's counseling program how well prepared our graduates are for professional careers as mental health professionals.

Program Objectives

  • Objective 1: The program will recruit, admit, and retain qualified applicants.
  • Objective 2: The program will provide didactic and experiential opportunities for graduates to become competent and ethical practitioners of counseling or human relations within a multicultural and pluralistic society.
  • Objective 3: Alumni of the program will achieve licensure/employment within their field within one year of graduation at an 85% rate.



Frequently Asked Questions

Application deadline is December 31, 2021 for Spring 2022 admission; rolling admissions policy for Fall 2022 admission. Completed applications, including standardized test scores (GRE/MAT test scores only required if overall GPA is below 3.0), should be submitted with your application. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact graduateschool@husson.