M.Sc. On Campus

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Lipscomb University

24 months
962 USD/credit 29341 USD/year
962 USD/credit 29341 USD/year
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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)


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.

Career Paths

  • Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Clinical mental health counselors advise people who suffer from alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, anxiety, or other mental or behavioral problems. They provide treatment and support to help clients heal.

  • Play Therapist

After becoming a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor or Marriage and Family Therapist, you can become a registered play therapist. A registered play therapist will use play therapy to help clients (regardless of age) find healing and achieve the growth they desire.


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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


61 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Lipscomb University's online application
  • An essay of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • GRE scores (waived if you already hold a master's degree or above a 3.0 GPA)
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29341 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 962 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    29341 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 962 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Memphis

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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