The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is for candidates preparing for a profession as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). A minimum of sixty-four semester hours of credit is required to complete the program. Completion of a minimum of 500 direct client contact hours is required for this major as part of the practicum and internship experience.
The candidates who have completed the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program will be eligible to “sit” for the National Counselor Examination (NCE) and pursue state licensure as an LPC. This program prepares candidates to test for the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Exam that is utilized in some states for licensure either as a LCMHC or LPC.
Requirements for the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling