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Clinical Mental Health (Master of Arts - M.A.) Program Description

The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares professional counselors to work in a variety of mental health settings including comprehensive care centers, regional mental health centers, hospitals, and other settings in which mental health servies are provided.

Program Coordinator - Dr. Mi-Hee Jeon, Program Coordinator -  mi-hee.jeon@eku.edu

Admission Requirements

All graduate school admissions requirements must be met which includes a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and completion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT).  The Applicant must meet one of the following requirements for admission to the programs:

  1. An undergraduate overall grade point overage of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or
  2. An undergraduate GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale on the last 60 hours or
  3. A minimum of 146 (400 on old version) on the verbal section of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or
  4. A minimum of 146 (400 on old version) on the performance section of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or
  5. A minimum of 365 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Courses

Core Courses (51-57 hours):

These courses must be taken first:

  • COU 813 Professional Orientation and Ethics
  • COU 840 Counseling Theory and Practice
  • COU 846 Process and Basic Techniques of Counseling

  • COU 803 Principles and Practices of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • COU 804 Counseling Diverse Populations
  • COU 813 Professional Orientation and Ethics
  • COU 820 Group Counseling
  • COU 822 Lifestyle and Career Counseling
  • COU 840 Counseling Theory and Practice
  • COU 846 Process and Basic Techniques of Counseling
  • COU 848 Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • COU 849 Addiction Disorders Counseling
  • COU 850 Family Counseling
  • COU 855 Diagnosis and Treatment
  • COU 863 Crisis and Grief Counseling
  • COU 880 Practicum
  • COU 881 Internship (can be taken over 2 semesters)
  • EPY 816 Tests and Measurements
  • EPY 839 Human Growth and Development
  • EPY 869 Research and Program Development

Electives – Choose 9 hours from the following:

  • COU 826 Assessment in Counseling
  • COU 853 The Counseling Process in Clinical Sexuality
  • COU 870 Introduction to Play Therapy
  • COU 871 Advanced Play Therapy
  • COU 872 Practicum in Play Therapy

Exit Requirement:

  • GRD 877J MA M/Health Counseling Written OR GRD 878S MA M/Health Counseling Oral Comp

Total Program Requirements: 60 - 66 Hours


EKU Graduates who hold a MAEd in School Counseling may earn a second master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Contact Dr. Mi-Hee Jeon, Program Coordinator, for required course work and other information.  mi-hee.jeon@eku.edu

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