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Curriculum

To receive a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, students must earn 60 graduate semester credit hours. Fifty-four of the program hours must be completed through Keiser University. Program requirements are as follows:

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Major Courses (60.0 credit hours)

Core Counseling Courses (36.0 credit hours)
MHC501 Foundations of Counseling 3.0 credit hours
MHC505 Counseling Across the Lifespan 3.0 credit hours
MHC510 Counseling Skills and Techniques 3.0 credit hours
MHC515 Counseling Theories and Practice 3.0 credit hours
MHC520 Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling 3.0 credit hours
MHC525 Group Theories and Practice 3.0 credit hours
MHC530 Career Counseling 3.0 credit hours
MHC535 Counseling Advocacy with Diverse Populations 3.0 credit hours
MHC540 Crisis Counseling 3.0 credit hours
MHC545 Counseling Intervention and Treatment Planning 3.0 credit hours
MHC550 Assessment in Counseling 3.0 credit hours
MHC610 Research and Program Evaluation 3.0 credit hours

MHC501 is taken in the first semester of the program. Students must successfully complete all core courses prior to enrolling in MHC660.

Specialization Courses (15.0 credit hours)
MHC555 Psychopathology and Diagnosis 3.0 credit hours
MHC560 Counseling in Community Settings 3.0 credit hours
MHC565 Couples and Family Counseling 3.0 credit hours
MHC570 Foundations of Addiction and Addictive Behavior 3.0 credit hours
MHC575 Counseling and Sexuality 3.0 credit hours
Clinical Experiences (9.0 credit hours)
MHC660 Practicum in Counseling 3.0 credit hours
MHC661 Internship in Counseling 3.0 credit hours

Students take two MHC661 courses after completion of MHC660. MHC661 is taken in the final two semesters of the program.

Note: Courses in the program are 16-weeks in length. Most courses are asynchronous in nature, however some courses may require students to participate in activities at set times (e.g., group supervision). Students are required to attend three on-campus residencies at specified times during the program prior to taking practicum and internship courses.