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Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, CA,
The Master of Arts Degree Program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) offers an environment of academic excellence designed to provide a transformational learning experience while preparing and empowering graduate students seeking entrance into the field.

About

By having access to cutting edge educational experiences, skilled clinical supervision, and a rigorous academic program of study, students are afforded the opportunity to acquire a comprehensive body of knowledge, professional skills, ethical foundations, and cultural competencies. With an embedded emphasis on social justice and advocacy, this carefully structured training program prepares students for ethical practice, responsible citizenship, and lifelong learning in the field of clinical mental health counseling.

he Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling draws students from a variety of backgrounds (such as psychology, education, and sociology) and prepares them to become licensed mental health professionals. Graduates work with a wide range of populations and in a broad spectrum of settings including community agencies, mental health centers, and private practice. Program faculty bring a unique blend of clinical experience, professional leadership, and prominence as scholars. They intend to prepare counselors who can conceptualize and intervene in evidence-based ways to assist a broad cultural cross-section of individuals to improve their understanding, adjustment, and daily functioning across the lifespan. The program’s coursework, clinical supervision, and embedded social justice emphasis fosters not only counseling competence and self-awareness, but a commitment to responsible citizenship. Students enter as a cohort that functions as a learning community. This affords them not only support but the opportunity to develop close relationships and to learn from and about one another. This is facilitated as well by the small courses that are characteristic of the University of Redlands.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Sociocultural Counseling & Intervention
  • Human Development Across the Lifespan
  • Research & Evaluation
  • The Counseling Process
  • Intro to Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Counseling Systems
  • Crisis Intervention Counseling
  • Theories of Counseling & Psychotherapy
  • Introduction to Social Justice and Advocacy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 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).

General Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Evidence of a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  • One (1) official transcript issued by the Registrar of each institution attended, sent directly to the Office of Graduate and Professional Enrollment. 
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from faculty or professionals who know your work
  • Personal Statement: Essay of 500 words describing personal experience and interests in the field. 
  • Evidence of Certificate of Clearance issued by CCTC
  • Counseling Simulation
  • International Student Supplement (part of the online application)
  • Certificate of Finances and supporting financial documentation 
  • Scan or photocopy of biographical page from your passport and your dependents’ passports 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43800 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    21900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43800 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Redlands

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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