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Counseling - Mental Health Counseling Concentration ( 4 year), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Miami, FL, United States
The Mental Health Counseling Program develops students’ skills in assessment, prevention, and treatment of behavioral and emotional difficulties, as well as career and lifestyle issues.

Overview

Mental Health Counselors assist individuals and groups in finding ways to lead more satisfying lives. The program allows students to meet the academic requirements for licensure as a Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida. Licensure allows for the independent practice of Mental Health Counseling, including private practice or practice in mental health counseling agencies, clinics, hospitals, public and private schools, and a range of other settings. Many of our students also go on to obtain doctoral degrees in related fields.

The curriculum includes 15 content courses and a practicum year. Students can complete the program in 2 years, 3 years, or 4 years. Additional requirements include a self-examination, Personal Growth Experience and a Comprehensive Examination prior to completing the program. Details about the program requirements are available in the Master’s in Counseling Program Handbook.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychopathology for Counselors
  • Counseling Process & Practice
  • Assessment Strategies for Counselors I
  • Counseling Theories and Practice
  • Professional, Legal, & Ethical Issues in Counseling
  • Assessment & Therapy with Children and Adolescents
  • Psychosocial Bases of Social and Cultural Diversity
  • Counseling in Community Settings
  • Lifestyle & Career Counseling
  • Lifespan Human Development
  • Theraputic Group Procedures
  • Counseling and Sexuality
  • Substance Abuse and Addictions

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:

    153

    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:

    148

    Recommended Analytical Writing score:

    4.5

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Coursework in psychology; in the absence of coursework in psychology, previous experience in human and social development as undergraduates, especially for those making a career change.
  • Previous experience in human service activities, whether paid or volunteer, is a plus.
  • The most competitive UM applicants have a bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Complete the online application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Complete the School Report
  • Letter(s) or Recommendation
  • Conduct updates, if applicable
  • Special Programs may ask for additional requirements like a portfolio or/and schedule and audition
  • If applicable, submit your financial aid documents

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1960 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1960 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1960 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1960 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Miami

  • 1508 - 2610 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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