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Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, NE,
The mission of the Counselor Education Program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is to graduate knowledgeable and clinically skilled professional counselors who are competent to work with and advocate for diverse clients in a variety of settings, with special emphasis in rural mental health.


The program helps students develop a strong counselor professional identity through ethical and competent practice as well as expanding self-awareness. The following program meets the academic requirements for the Mental Health Practitioner License (LMHP) regulated by the State of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Students in Clinical Mental Health Counseling are eligible to obtain the appropriate national certification (e.g., NCC) and Nebraska state licensure (LMHP/LPC/LIMHP).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Psychology and Education 
  • Child and Adolescent Development and Interventions 
  • Clinical Treatment Issues in Addictions Counseling 
  • Ethical, Legal and Professional Counseling 
  • Adult Development 
  • Introduction to Counseling and Social Advocacy
  • Techniques of Counseling
  • Multicultural Counseling 
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental and Emotional Disorders
  • Theories of Counseling 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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

  • If you were conditionally admitted, this condition must have been met.
  • Application for Candidacy must be made prior to completion of half of the required hours on the student's program of study.
  • A grade of B or higher in CSP 855 Techniques of Counseling with a B or higher.
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 3.00.
  • Demonstrate professional fitness and competencies.
  • Adhere to ethical standards.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    495 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 495 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    226 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 226 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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