Clinical Mental Health Counseling

  • Program Overview

    Gannon University offers the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. The M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a 60 credit-hour program accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The program is accredited through 2017. CACREP, the professional accrediting body for counselor education, promotes the professional competence of counseling and related practitioners through preparation standards, excellence in program development, and accreditation of professional preparation programs. Note: The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is currently accredited under the 2001 standards for Community Counseling programs as a Community Counseling program. The CACREP 2009 standards combine the Community Counseling and Mental Health Counseling standards into standards for Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs. The counseling program intends to seek accreditation as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling program when it comes up for reaccreditation, per CACREP guidelines.

    All students complete a minimum of 60 semester hours for the degree. The program is designed to prepare individuals for careers in a variety of professional counseling settings such as community mental health, human service agencies, college and university counseling, and residential treatment. The curriculum provides a blend of counselor training experiences designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to become a professional counselor. The program prepares graduates to pursue National Counselor Certification (NCC) and licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC). 

    Program Options

    • Master of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling