Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
Mental health counselors enjoy well-paying, in-demand jobs where they touch lives every day. With the clinical mental health counseling program, you can become a licensed mental health counselor able to practice in counseling positions both private and public.
The CACREP accredited program was created in 2006 and is approved by the New York State Education Department as a license-eligible academic program. In addition to learning the knowledge and skills required to be a community health counselor - with an emphasis on counselor ethics - you ill also acquire advocacy, case management, social, and public policy skills.
Learn a combination of theoretical and skill-based approaches to serving clients
Can be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis up to the point of internship
The program focuses on the preparation of professionals who have the commitment, knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, and self-awareness to offer quality counseling services
What Is Counseling?
The practice of professional counseling is the application of mental health, psychological or human development principles, through cognitive, affective, behavioral or systemic intervention strategies that address wellness, personal growth, or career development, as well as pathology.
Mission Statement
The mission of the Counselor Education Department at SUNY Plattsburgh is to educate persons to become professional counselors and educators who have the commitment, knowledge, skills, and self-awareness to offer quality counseling and advising, developmental and prevention services to individuals, groups, and families in educational and community settings. The Counselor Education Department is further dedicated to preparing professional counselors who have a working knowledge of ethical standards of practice, have developed cultural self-awareness and skills for working effectively with diverse populations, and have committed to ongoing professional development.
Counseling Program Philosophy
The comprehensive counseling programs combine theoretical and applied approaches to serving clients. Courses in all of the programs provide a balanced selection of academic and experiential education, with an emphasis on reflective practice of skills. The programs prepare professionals to help people develop their resources to resolve problems, to make decisions and to facilitate growth and development.
The mental health counseling degree allows you to work effectively in a number of work settings such as:
Community mental health clinics
Child and family counseling centers
Youth intervention programs
Adventure-based counseling programs
Mental health units in regional medical centers
Emergency mental health centers
Day treatment programs
Community residences
Half-way houses
Therapeutic communities
Probation and corrections
In-patient treatment facilities for substance abuse and mental health
Community education and prevention programs


Which department am I in? School of Education, Health and Human Services

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Other English Language Requirement: TOEFL scores of 560 PBT with no sub score below 54.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Student must have Successful completion of a bachelor's degree program before matriculation into a graduate degree program.
Evidence of a 2.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale
At least 12 credit hours in psychology, human services, education, or closely related areas and completed specific coursework in statistics
Satisfactory scores on either the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
Other English Language Requirement:
TOEFL paper based - 560

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by this university
University of Canberra offers below pathways courses for this subject Diploma of Communication (Extended) (952AA.4)
Diploma of Communication (951AA.4)
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)
TAFE Queensland
Australian Pacific College

Full Time (60 credit hours)

US$22,210.00 per year

27 August 2018

School of Education, Health and Human Services 101 Broad Street, PLATTSBURGH, New York, 12901, United States