Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.A. | The University of North Carolina at Charlotte | Charlotte, United States
24 months
Duration
1057 USD/credit 31710 USD/year
1057 USD/credit 31710 USD/year
248 USD/credit 7440 USD/year
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About

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte will prepare the student to excel as a mental health counselor in a variety of clinical settings, from educational, corporate, and healthcare institutions to local nonprofits, community agencies, and private practice.

Overview

The two year Clinical Mental Health Counseling program of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte will provide students with the face-to-face interaction and hands-on learning opportunities necessary to hone their counseling skills, while engaging with expert faculty, who are dedicated to their success. As a graduate of UNC Charlotte’s counseling program, students can confidently and competently begin making a positive impact in the lives of individuals, couples, families, and their community as a clinical mental health counselor.

Why choose our Master of Arts concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling?

  • Our program is accredited by the Councils for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Professions (CACREP), which ensures the quality of our curriculum, the experience of our instructors, and the academic and experiential rigor of our program in preparing our students for their future professions.
  • From the first course, students will be trained to develop their cultural competency skills and learn to work with a diverse client population. This will enable future counselors to connect with and advocate for individuals from various religious, socioeconomic, ethnic, gender identity, sexual orientation, and racial backgrounds to provide the therapeutic and practical problem resolution counseling they need to lead healthier, happier lives.
  • Students can tailor their degree program to align with their interests by incorporating elective courses in areas such as: grief and loss counseling, crisis counseling, counseling and spirituality, counseling adolescents, play therapy, and many others. Students can even elect to perform an independent research study for course credit, under the guidance of a faculty member, in any relevant topic for which courses are not available. Students can also earn (if interested) a certificate in disciplines such as Play Therapy, Gerontology, and Addictions while completing their degree.
  • Students will learn from and work alongside our experienced faculty and collaborate on research into growing areas of interest within clinical mental health field. Many of our professors also work in private practice, thus keeping them engaged with the ever-evolving communities they serve and connecting their students with ample local networking and educational opportunities.
  • Students pursuing this degree will address the program’s core courses and relevant electives from a counseling perspective. As with all courses for all students, each student is required to bring an individualized area of interest to their work. These areas may be singular or varied, but students pursuing the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling are expected to focus on issues of relevance to their counseling professional and personal development. Faculty are eager to work with students to incorporate personal areas of interest into all of their work.
  • Upon completion of their degree, students will be eligible to take the National Counselor Exam (NCE), which certifies you to apply to become a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA) in the state of North Carolina. Students can also complete post-graduate certifications in areas such as: school counseling, substance or addictions counseling, play therapy, gerontology, public health, community health, and nonprofit; or pursue field experience in a variety of other capacities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Diagnosis and Treatment in Counseling
  • Counseling Theories
  • Ethical and Professional Issues in Counseling
  • Counseling Across the Lifespan
  • Counseling Techniques
  • Group Counseling

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Possession of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university
  • Overall GPA of 3.0
  • Brief statement of purpose- This is typically 2-3 pages in length. The statement of purpose may include: how you came to decide to apply for a Master’s in the field of counseling, why you are a good fit for the field of counseling, specifically address your chosen concentration and how you believe diversity and social justice advocacy play a role in being an effective counseling professional & any other information that you believe would benefit your application.
  • Three professional references
  • Official transcripts from all universities attended
  • Résumé or Curriculum Vita
  • Your completed application and application fee

Tuition Fee

To always see correct tuition fees
  • International

    31710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1057 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    31710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1057 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    7440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 248 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Charlotte

1133 - 2060 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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Scholarships Information

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Available Scholarships

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Independent provider
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40000 AUD
Deadline
30 Sep 2024
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American Australian Association (AAA)
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40000 AUD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Veterans’ Fund Indigenous Scholarships
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American Australian Association (AAA)
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40000 AUD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
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American Australian Association (AAA)
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50000 INR
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
UniCreds Fly High Scholarship
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Unicreds
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Various benefits
Deadline
30 Mar 2024
Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
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Aga Khan Foundation
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
20 Apr 2024
Robert Wilkos Scholarship
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Robert Wilkos
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1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
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Education Future
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Grant
40000 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
Indigenous Scholarships
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American Australian Association (AAA)
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Grant
15000 USD
Deadline
18 Aug 2024
Jennifer Dunn Thomson Scholarship
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Washington Policy Center
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10000 USD
Deadline
20 Mar 2024
Obama Foundation Scholars Program
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Obama Foundation
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5000 USD
Deadline
01 Apr 2024
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4000 USD
Deadline
05 May 2024
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3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
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2500 USD
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15 Jun 2024
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1500 USD
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31 Dec 2024
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1000 USD
Deadline
10 Jul 2024
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1000 USD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
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1000 USD
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15 Mar 2024
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1000 USD
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30 Nov 2024
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500 USD
Deadline
20 Mar 2024
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Various benefits
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14 Oct 2024
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Various benefits
Deadline
24 May 2024
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38000 GBP
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2000 USD
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1500 USD
Deadline
01 May 2024
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1000 USD
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17 Oct 2024
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1000 USD
Deadline
01 Aug 2024
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2000 USD
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10 Apr 2024
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2000 USD
Deadline
15 Apr 2024
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1000 USD
Deadline
15 Jul 2024
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1000 USD
Deadline
30 Sep 2024
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1000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
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1000 USD
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03 Mar 2024
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1000 USD
Deadline
10 Oct 2024
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1000 USD
Deadline
12 Mar 2024
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1000 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
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1000 USD
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01 Aug 2024
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1000 USD
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15 May 2024
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500 USD
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31 Aug 2024
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500 GBP
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31 Aug 2024
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500 USD
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30 Jun 2024
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Various benefits
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30 Jun 2024
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1500 USD
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1250 USD
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Various benefits
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1500 USD
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500 USD
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01 Jul 2024
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1000 USD
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26 Jun 2024
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90000 AUD
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3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
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12000 USD
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30 Nov 2024
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10000 USD
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20 Aug 2024
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8000 EUR
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3500 USD
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15 Nov 2024
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2000 USD
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31 Jul 2024
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2000 USD
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20 Aug 2024
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1500 USD
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15 May 2024
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1500 USD
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31 Mar 2024
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1000 USD
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29 Feb 2024
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1000 USD
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31 Aug 2024
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1000 USD
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30 Jun 2024
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3000 USD
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3000 USD
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Anonymous Hope Fund
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1500 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
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965 USD
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500 USD
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30 Apr 2024
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5000 USD
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10 Mar 2024
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