Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MS

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Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MS

Online coursework with just four weekend residencies. Contact Keiser University for information on clinical experiences and residency requirements. 

Program Overview

Keiser University’s Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is designed to provide you with the theoretical knowledge and clinical skills you need to improve the lives of others and prepare for a variety of clinical, managerial, and administrative positions in the mental health field. The curriculum offers an in-depth examination of diverse counseling theories and approaches, principles and practices of diagnosis, evidence-based treatments, and how to treat individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Program Objectives

Our curriculum provides in-person skill development that enables you to gain experience through residencies, internships, and fieldwork. In the final year with help from their clinical coordinator, students choose their practicum and internships to obtain necessary clinical experiences required for state licensure. Students have the option of full-or-part-time enrollment. Graduates are eligible to take the National Counseling Exam (NCE) and apply for state licensure as a mental health counselor.*

*Students should check with their state licensing boards to determine what requirements are necessary to obtain future licensure and to plan for meeting those requirements, if any.

Online Flexibility

The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree features an engaging, online learning environment with synchronous weekly web-based classes and asynchronous online coursework. The custom learning model allows students flexibility while still ensuring interaction and support so students receive immediate and regular feedback.

Career Opportunities

Clinical mental health counseling is a growing field that offers many exciting career opportunities. Graduates of Keiser’s M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling may work in clinical and administrative roles in settings including:

  • Community mental health centers and agencies
  • Private practice working with individuals and families
  • Residential and substance abuse facilities
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Government and educational support services

Contact Keiser University today to learn more about our Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.