Program Mission

The mission of the Master of Science Program in Mental Health Counseling is to prepare highly skilled, compassionate counselors to provide evidence-based, culturally sensitive, and collaborative treatment.

Grounded in the cognitive-behavioral tradition, this program trains practitioner-scholars to offer assessment, therapeutic interventions, consultation, program evaluation, social justice advocacy, and follow-up services. Incorporating knowledge of the biopsychosocial model, the program provides a foundation for ethical practice that facilitates the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

The program prepares master’s level graduates with the attitudes, knowledge, and skills to pursue further doctoral training and/or credentialing as a licensed professional counselor in many states.