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Practicum and Internship 
MS in Mental Health Counseling

Practicums and internships are completed during the second year of our programs. Details of our experiential learning opportunities include:

  • A 100-hour practicum and a 600-hour internship. These experiences occur independent of each other with the practicum occurring prior to the internship. Hours from practicum cannot overlap with hours accrued for internship.
  • Students engage in practicum and internship experiences that are 18 to 20 hours per week. Therefore, as standard among many other counseling programs, students are discouraged from holding full time employment while completing their practicum and internship.
  • Practicum and internship experiences are conducted in a wide variety of mental health sites, including residential treatment facilities, inpatient psychiatric units, outpatient clinics, therapeutic schools and more. 
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