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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The 60-credit M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares students for the profession of counseling by promoting the development of knowledge, skills, and self-awareness. Students are prepared to seek employment and professional licensure as mental health counselors and/or addiction counselors or to continue their professional development in counselor education doctoral programs. The program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

This program will equip you to obtain licensure as a New Jersey Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) upon completion of the required post-master’s supervised hours.

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  • Required courses (48 credits)
  • Electives (12 credits)

For more information on program requirements, consult the Graduate Catalog.


  • CMH5100 Introduction to Counseling Skills (3)
  • CMH5101 Advanced Psychopathology & Diagnosis (3)
  • CMH5200 Multicultural Issues in Counseling (3)
  • CMH5300 Counseling Theories (3)
  • CMH5301 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Interventions (3)
  • CMH5302 Appraisal of the Individual (3)
  • CMH5303 Techniques of Group Counseling (3)
  • CMH5400 Lifespan Development (3)
  • CMH5500 Organizational Counseling & Career Development (3)
  • CMH5600 The Counseling Profession (3)
  • CMH5700 Applied Research Methods (3)
  • CMH5800 Practicum in Counseling (4)
  • CMH5802 Internship in Counseling I (4)
  • CMH5804 Internship in Counseling II (4)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • CMH6000 Proseminar (3)
    • CMH5357 Seminar in Addiction Treatment & Prevention (3)
  • Electives (12) 

Note: Students intending to pursue doctoral training are strongly urged to register for CMH6001 and CMH6002 (Thesis I and Thesis II). Students intending to be dually licensed as mental health counselors and addictions counselors are advised to select CMH5355, CMH5356, CMH5601, and CMH5357.

If you already have a master’s degree in counseling and take 12 or more credits in the department, you can obtain a Georgian Court University Certificate. This is typically done in order to meet licensure requirements for the New Jersey Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) designation.

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