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Program Mission
MS in Mental Health Counseling

The mission of the Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling program 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.