Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
South University's Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program is designed for those interested in helping people in need. The master’s in counseling coursework includes a comprehensive curriculum of theories, principles, and dynamic applications in the field, training in effective assessment and treatment practices, an understanding of the significance of research in the field, and competence in ethical, legal, and professional standards.
The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is designed to prepare graduates to sit for licensure in their state and the opportunity to become certified as a National Certified Counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors*.
*It is up to each student to review the national and state licensure requirements for licensure, as well as the eligibility criteria to sit for licensure exams. South University cannot guarantee each graduate will pass the required licensure examinations. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to South University.
South University does not promise or guarantee employment.
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
The Master of Arts (MA), Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program at South University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510, Alexandria, VA 22314, phone (703) 535-5990.)
WPB CMHC Accreditation Disclosure:
The South University West Palm Beach (WPB) campus relinquished its Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) programmatic accreditation with the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) on March 31, 2023. While we plan to re-seek accreditation under a new delivery modality, it will not occur until late 2023.
By selecting to enroll, you understand that you are currently enrolling a CMHC program that is not programmatically accredited. You also understand that with our reapplication for accreditation in late 2023, we cannot guarantee you would graduate from an accredited program as the CACREP accreditation process can take 18 to 24 months from the time of application.
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