School of Nursing and Health Sciences
The Masters in Mental Health Counseling Program at Westminster College educates students in the fundamentals of counseling theory. This program trains professional counselors with a strong base on ethical behavior, counseling theories, and professional skills. Our aim is to help out students further develop their critical thinking, academic honesty, and commitment to the community in order to facilitate their personal growth.
Our faculty is made up of licensed professionals who have been in the mental health community for several years.
Partnership with the International Psychotherapy Institute allows us to draw from the clinical expertise of its local, national, and international faculty for supervision, teaching, and specialized programming.
Our program is broadly based in clinical theories, yet offers the potential for an in-depth educational experience in psycho-dynamic theory and practice.
Intensive, individual and group supervision, providing optimal opportunities, mentoring, and support for emerging clinicians.
Scientist-practitioner model, helping students understand the relationships between theory, research, and practice related to effective mental health treatment.
Clinical internship placements and practicum sites are carefully selected to promote student learning and to facilitate community networking beneficial for future employment in the mental health field.
An entering graduate cohort of 15-18 students each year provides the opportunity for close, supportive peer relationships and attentive faculty mentors.
MSMHC courses and clinical training prepare students in effective counseling and assessment skills necessary for CMHC licensure and eventual employment in hospitals, agencies, and private practice settings.
This 3 year program requires 60 hours of graduate work.
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The Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling prepares students for clinical practice and potential licensure as a clinical mental health counselor (CMHC). Broad in scope, its focus and course work support a range of theoretical perspectives and potential practice with diverse treatment populations.
60 credits at $735/credit
$44,100 total tuition
Merit scholarships, alumni scholarships, and loans are available.
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