Up to 12 credits of transfer credit
Counseling and leadership career opportunities in mental health facilities and more.
Financial aid for those who qualify**
** Speak with a dedicated financial aid counselor to explore all your financial aid and funding options.
* Time to completion is an estimate, not intended as a guarantee, and can vary based on many case-by-case factors.
Keiser’s Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling provides comprehensive preparation for professional practice as a counselor several career settings, from private practice to rehabilitation facilities. Students apply insights from classroom instruction in carefully supervised practical experiences in the field. Core coursework integrates mental health counseling theories and approaches, principles and practices of diagnosis, evidence-based treatments, and strategies for referral, prevention, and advocacy to meet the needs of diverse clients.
The mission of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is to prepare ethical and well-rounded mental health counselors who function in a variety of settings to help a diverse clientele achieve positive personal change. The program aims to offer educational and clinical experiences that emphasize multiculturalism and provide opportunities for professional and personal growth. The intent is to provide students with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes which will enable them to function competently in the challenging and dynamic world of the professional counselor.
Featuring a “Student First” mentality, Keiser University is committed to providing the education students need to excel in their careers and their lives—whether that is in this master’s in mental health counseling or one of our many healthcare-related graduate degree programs. Our commitment to putting students first leads us to offer several learning options, including both on-campus and online delivery formats.
From addictions and substance abuse to crisis counseling, this master’s degree program for aspiring counselors offers the education and clinical experiences graduates need to pursue relevant licensures and accreditations for private practice and other career opportunities in the counseling field.
Pursue a career helping others overcome personal demons or fulfilling professional dreams with a Florida-based counseling program designed to match counseling and psychotherapy insights with practical skills. Under the supervision of experienced counselors in practicum and internship clinical experiences, you will put your new-won skills to the test. From career counseling to advocating for diverse populations to helping families heal, you will develop a solid foundation for making a real difference in the lives and mental health of individuals, groups, and even whole communities.
Keiser University’s master’s in mental health counseling program gives aspiring counselors the ability to make a positive difference for the field of mental health and wellness. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
Students are required to attend weekly live classes ranging from 1.5 hours to 3 hours. Additional academic support provided to students include one-on-one tutoring, role playing exercises, asynchronous email and text discussions, phone call interactions, and individualized academic advisement opportunities. All faculty have regular office hours and are available throughout the week for all students. In addition, all faculty supervise the interactive and independent instructions which are submitted through Blackboard for faculty input. For further instruction on CMHC methods of instructions, please refer to the CMHC Student Handbook.
To receive a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree, students must earn 60 graduate semester credit hours. Curriculum includes:
|Foundations of Counseling||3.0 credit hours|
|Counseling Across the Lifespan||3.0 credit hours|
|Counseling Skills and Techniques||3.0 credit hours|
|Counseling Theories and Practice||3.0 credit hours|
|Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling||3.0 credit hours|
|Group Theories and Practice||3.0 credit hours|
|Career Counseling||3.0 credit hours|
|Counseling Advocacy with Diverse Populations||3.0 credit hours|
|Crisis Counseling||3.0 credit hours|
|Assessment in Counseling||3.0 credit hours|
|Research and Program Evaluation||3.0 credit hours|
|Psychopathology and Diagnosis||3.0 credit hours|
|Counseling in Community Settings||3.0 credit hours|
|Couples and Family Counseling||3.0 credit hours|
|Foundations of Addiction and Addictive Behavior||3.0 credit hours|
|Counseling and Sexuality||3.0 credit hours|
|Practicum in Counseling||3.0 credit hours|
|Internship in Counseling||6.0 credit hours|
Upon graduation from our on-campus or online counseling program, you will have earned a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling as well as gained the abilities you need to:
Through Keiser’s master’s degree in mental health counseling, you will gain a deeper understanding of the field of counseling for various needs, from rehabilitation services for substance abuse issues to simply helping others pursue better mental health. You will gain the insights, practical skills, and degree credential you need to pursue licensure or start down a career path toward becoming a:
The program’s CMHC Annual Evaluation Report is available by contacting Dr. Tina Marie Glover at [email protected]
Are you ready to take your desire to help others to the next level? Make a meaningful impact for your career goals as well as for patient mental health. Pursue your Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Keiser University. Learn more about our mental health counseling degree program today by Requesting More Info now!