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The focus of the Mental Health Counseling program is to provide agencies, hospitals, and residential care facilities with ethical and skilled clinicians, in order to serve the diverse needs of clients in the southeast Missouri region. Each student must work closely with his or her advisor in regards to the student's program of study. This program is project-based and focuses on developing clinical skills to work in a variety of mental health settings. Candidates of the program are trained to be multi-culturally competent, practice ethically, and advocate for their clients and the profession. The program is designed to accommodate the schedules of busy professionals.
Graduates of the Mental Health Counseling program are prepared to serve as professional counselors in a variety of mental health and community agency settings. There will be one practicum (150 hours) and 9 credits of internship (600 hours). High-quality, experienced, full-time faculty provide support, supervision, and mentorship throughout the program. The program is CACREP-Accredited.
9 total credits in the social sciences including:
Students admitted to the Mental Health graduate program are expected to
A student will be admitted to graduate study when the following admission requirements are satisfied:
The deadline for submission of all application materials to the Office of Admissions is February 1 of the year in which admission is desired. Admission is considered only for the fall and summer semesters. In addition to the criteria established for general admission to graduate studies, applicants must have the following.
International applicants must also have a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 OR TOEFL score of 95. This requirement is for non-United States citizens who are not native English speakers. Students from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are exempt from English proficiency verification.
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Southeast Missouri State University
Office of Admissions, MS 3550
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-4799