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Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.Sc.

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The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program offered by the Lipscomb University Clinical Mental Health Counseling is designed to meet the academic requirements for Tennessee licensure as a Professional Counselor with Mental Health Service Provider designation (LPC-MHSP)

About

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program offered by the Lipscomb University allows students to provide counseling services in a variety of settings in the community such as mental health centers, private practices, and churches. Our program’s emphasis on faith integration is especially helpful for those who wish to practice in faith-related settings (although students are not limited to only these settings). 

The degree requires a core set of classes that are required for all students seeking LPC licensure in Tennessee as well as elective hours that allow students to acquire the minimum of 60 graduate hours needed for this licensure.

Students are also required to complete one year of practicum and internship totaling 750 hours of supervised clinical experience; this experience helps the students develop their skills as counselors, preparing them for the counseling profession.

Students may also choose to specialize in play therapy by taking two play therapy electives and one semester of Internship in play therapy. Students also have the option of completing a thesis if they are considering a future doctorate degree. 

Program Outcomes:

Last academic year, there were 34 graduates of Lipscomb University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Our graduates consistently achieve high pass rates on licensing examinations. The pass rate for graduates taking the NCE examination in the 2016 – 2017 academic year was 100%. Of the admitted students, 56% graduate from the program in the expected time period**. and 92% of those program graduates responding to surveys who are actively seeking jobs are employed.

Accreditation

The program holds CACREP accreditation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Theories of Counseling and Personality
  • Introduction to Clinical Mental Health
  • Introduction to Psychopathology and Adaptive Behavior
  • Lifespan Development
  • Research Methods and Statistics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    46 hours alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Apply
  • Submit your application essay
  • Get an academic evaluation or send your official transcripts
  • Meet the score requirement - It is required to take one of the following tests: ACT, SAT, TOEFL or IELTS. If English is not your first language, the TOEFL or IELTS is recommended. If you are a native English speaker or have received your education in English, we recommend SAT or ACT. Your results must be sent to the University directly from the testing service. Additionally, international students scoring 20 or above on the English portion of the ACT or 480 and above on the SAT Critical Reading section will satisfy the proficiency requirement.

Tuition Fee

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    943 USD/credit
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  • National

    943 USD/credit
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Living costs for Memphis

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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