program-type: Graduate

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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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.

You will apply the knowledge and skills you gain in the classroom through reality-based counseling practicum and internship experiences.

Locations

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

Curriculum

What You’ll Learn

As a graduate of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s degree program, you will be prepared to make appropriate contributions to a diverse group of clients, institutions and society. 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.

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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, including three elective courses comprising nine semester hours.

For a more in-depth look at program requirements, visit our opens in a new windowAcademic Catalog.

Outcomes

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:

  • federal government departments such as Health and Human Services and the Veterans Administration
  • state government departments such as Human Services
  • state psychiatric hospitals
  • community mental health centers
  • probation and parole
  • senior adult centers
  • nonprofit organizations
  • hospitals
  • religious-affiliated organizations
  • private practice

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