For requirements, objectives, or a more detailed description of the program, please see the graduate catalog
You are at your best when you are helping others. You know you have a future in mental health counseling, and you’re exploring all your professional options. Whether that is in rehabilitation services for addictions or substance abuse issues or helping other achieve a more positive overall mental health, all you need is the right education, the right practicum experiences, the right skill set, and the right credential.
If you’ve been looking for the education needed to pursue a counseling career, from coursework to clinical experiences, Keiser University has your graduate degree program. Our Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling offers the tools, insights, and credential you need for professional opportunities throughout the counseling field.
Up to 12 credits of transfer credit
Counseling and leadership career opportunities in mental health facilities and more.
Financial aid for those who qualify**
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Keiser’s Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling provides comprehensive preparation for professional practice as a counselor in 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 at Keiser University is to provide the highest level of ethical, diagnostic, interpretive skills, and professional competence to prepare well-rounded mental health counselors for independent practice. Graduates are eligible to apply for counseling licensure in clinical mental health and work in various roles and settings.
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.
The student learning outcomes are used to prepare graduates through the curriculum who demonstrate evidence of being reflective practitioners and critical thinkers, and who seek to be culturally competent, respecting diverse worldviews, demonstrating self-evaluation and self-reflection strategies, and participating in the ongoing process of interpersonal skill development. Students will develop professional identities as counselors and engage as active members of their communities. Through the course curriculum students will:
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:
Graduate Division Courses
|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 I||3.0 credit hours|
|Internship in Counseling II||3.0 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:
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!
We understand that today’s students have many responsibilities and obligations in their lives. At Keiser, we deliver the same quality education through different scheduling options to accommodate busy schedules. Whether you choose day, evening, or online classes, chances are, you will find a schedule that fits yours and allows you to fulfill one of the most important commitments you can make – a commitment to your education.