Master of Arts in Counseling, Mental Health Counseling
Location:Colorado Springs Campus
This program may lead to licensure.^
Provide counseling services and treatment for multiple populations. Study theoretical and applied psychology to understand child and adult psychopathology and treatment. Delve into theories of personality, physiological behavior, and diversity. Extend your range of professional ethics, research and statistics, and counseling techniques. Your curriculum also includes a course in lifestyle and career development.
This program is offered on campus in Colorado Springs. To fulfill the requirements of this specialization, you will complete 20 hours of personal psychotherapy.
To be eligible for the Master of Arts in Counseling, Mental Health Counseling Specialization, a student must successfully complete the following:
- Program coursework of 61 credits
- 20 hours of personal therapy
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00
- Practicum and internship requirements
- Pass the Comprehensive Exam
Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student's transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduation form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.
^All prospective students are advised to contact individual state boards of counselors for additional information relating to licensure requirements prior to enrolling. A list of state counseling boards is available here: http://www.nbcc.org/Directory. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state's policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change. This program is not accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), which may be a requirement for licensure in some states. Other factors, such as a student's criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field.
Please note: A criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining state licensure. Please refer to individual state licensing boards for additional information relating to licensure requirements.