You’ll engage in classroom learning rich in practical and theoretical knowledge, and clinical training. Plus, you have the opportunity to apply clinical skills in practice under close supervision by licensed faculty supervisors.
Several factors set this 60-credit hour counseling program apart from other clinical training programs. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program from University of Wisconsin-Parkside meets the educational requirements for licensure as a professional counselor and prepares you for a career as a Licensed Professional Counselor. As a graduate student, you have the opportunity to:
- Develop knowledge, skills, and awareness for a future career as a clinical mental health counselor.
- Receive clinical supervision, mentorship, and advising from licensed faculty and supervisors.
- Collaborate with faculty in determining practicum and internship placements that meet your clinical training needs and match your career interests.
- Enter the program through a cohort model of admission. This offers students an opportunity to develop collaborative relationships and community with peers and faculty members.
- Collaborate with faculty members conducting research.
Careers after Parkside
The need for clinical mental health counselors continues to increase in the region and state. With the development of mental health parity laws, more people are accessing health insurance and mental health services. The demand for highly trained counselors, offering evidence-based interventions in mental health treatment settings, exists in clinics, agencies, integrative care settings, and private practice. Students will develop skills critical to effective clinical mental health counseling such as: assessment, diagnosis, intervention, advocacy, and program evaluation.
A CMHC MS degree can lead to work as a professional counselor working with a range of populations (children and families, adults, couples, and groups) in a variety of settings including
- Mental Health outpatient care
- Integrative Care Settings
- Private Practice
- Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethics
- Counseling Skills and Strategies
- Counseling Theories
- Group Counseling
- Lifespan Development in Counseling
- Social and Cultural Foundations of Counseling
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesPsychology Clinical Psychology Counselling Psychology View 1261 other Masters in Psychology in United States
- Application (When you access this online application, you will be asked to respond to two essay questions)
- Application fee
- All undergraduate transcripts
- Personal essays
- Three (3) professional letters of recommendation
- All graduate transcripts (if applicable)
- Applicants are required to have a minimum of 18 credits of undergraduate course work in the social sciences, and a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
International18767 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18767 USD per year during 24 months.
National18767 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18767 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State9173 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9173 USD per year during 24 months.
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.