Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling


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We are now accepting completed applications for enrollment in the Fall 2017 semester! Interested students are encouraged to attend a Rowan Global Information Session.

The Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program is highly valued by candidates seeking research positions, those planning to pursue a doctoral degree, those interested in teaching, those seeking human service counseling positions in a variety of settings and more!

Students will receive a comprehensive background in counseling theories, empirical research findings, counseling skills, and treatment approaches necessary for the effective delivery of services in a variety of mental health settings. The program places a particular emphasis upon developing strong skills in differential diagnosis, case conceptualization, ethical practice, personal growth, multicultural sensitivity, and evidence-based practices.

The Master's of Clinical Mental Health Counseling program consists of 60 credit hours of graduate work. This counseling master's program prepares students to sit for the National Counselor Exam (NCE) in order to apply for licensure as Licensed Associate Counselors (LAC). (The CMHC Program offers students a unique opportunity to take the NCE on campus before graduation!) Once graduates of the program complete additional experience requirements by working in the field, they are eligible for full licensure as Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC). We strongly recommend that all students interested in pursuing licensure in NJ become familiar with the NJ state regulations and keep abreast of any relevant changes to these regulations. Please see the Professional Counselor Examiners Committee webpage for additional information.

As part of their coursework, students may elect to follow two different tracks, based on their interests: the Advanced Clinical Track or the Thesis Track. Click here to find out more about these unique tracks!

Students are also required to complete at least 600 hours of supervised practice in a mental health setting, which provides a hands-on approach for honing skills to be effective, ethical counselors.

The application deadline for the Fall 2017 semester is February 15, 2017 (candidates selected for interview will be contacted in early March). However, if a cohort is not filled, applications may be considered after the deadline. Please contact Rowan Global Admissions at 856.256.4747 to inquire if applications are still being accepted.

For additional information and application materials, please visit: Global Learning & Partnerships

**If you already have an MA degree in counseling (or a closely related field) and you need additional coursework in order to achieve the “60 credit” NJ requirement, then you may be interested in our Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Mental Health Counseling.

If you have any questions about our Clinical Mental Health Counseling Programs, feel free to contact the Program Coordinator, Ginean Crawford, at crawfordg@rowan.edu.