Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Gain the theoretical, technical and experiential training to possess the knowledge and skills for a successful counseling career in numerous public and private mental health settings.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is CACREP-accredited and will prepare you for Clinical Mental Health Counselor licensure.


  • Gardner-Webb University (Boiling Springs campus)
  • Gardner-Webb University Charlotte Learning Center (located conveniently off Interstate 77)


What You’ll Learn

As a graduate of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s degree program, you will be prepared to work with a diverse group of clients, in a variety of professional settings. The curriculum will emphasize the integration of counseling theory and practice, critical thinking and decision making, as well as the examination of personal values and experiences and how they influence clinical practice.

Available Programs

Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

In addition to the University’s prerequisites, the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling requires the completion of 60 semester hours of credit.

For a more in-depth look at program requirements, visit our Academic Catalog.


What You’ll Do

By obtaining the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, students are prepared to gain licensure as a professional counselor, opening a wide range of career opportunities that include counseling in:

  • psychiatric hospitals
  • community mental health centers
  • senior adult centers
  • nonprofit organizations
  • religious-affiliated organizations
  • private practice
  • substance treatment centers

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