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Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Doraville, GA, United States
Mercer University's Masters of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares professionals in this field to work with children, adolescents and adults deal with a variety of life stresses and problems, including: self-esteem, addiction/substance abuse, aging-related mental health issues, depression and other emotional or behavioral issues.

Overview

This program prepares individuals for licensure through the GA State Board of Examiners and includes an intensive internship experience for students through client interaction under supervision. The M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is offered at Mercer's Atlanta Campus, and students are admitted three times per year in August, January and May.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Mercer University is accredited until October 31, 2024 by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) under the 2009 Standards.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to:

  • Work with individual and group clients on a wide range of issues
  • Understand and analyze the effect of an individual's educational, vocational, social or emotional problems in society
  • Interpret psychological assessments, provide vocational planning and conduct research
  • Apply for licensure as a Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Cultural Perspectives in Counseling
  • Lifespan Development 
  • Ethics and Professional Issues
  • Research and Program Evaluation
  • Professional Seminar
  • Orientation to Professional Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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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

  • $35 Non-refundable Application Fee ($100 for International Applicants)
  • MAT or GRE Test Score
  • Unofficial MAT or GRE Test Score
  • Transcripts from All Previously Attended Institutions 
  • Background Check
  • Two Professional Letters of Recommendation
  • Current Résumé
  • Goal Statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    620 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 620 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    620 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 620 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    620 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 620 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Doraville

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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