Degree Outcomes MS in Counseling

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

What You'll Learn

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Learning You Can See

In addition to grades and ongoing feedback from your instructors, you will be able to visualize your progress in each of your courses.

Use this one-of-a-kind tool to know where you stand after each assignment and see where you might need extra help in your courses.

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Your Degree Outcomes

This degree is aligned with external professional standards to help you obtain the relevant expertise to advance your career. Becoming proficient in these outcomes will allow you to meet the demands of your field.

By the successful completion of your degree program, you will have gained the following skills and knowledge:

  • Apply mental health counseling theories and research to contemporary clinical practice settings.
  • Deliver culturally and ethnically sensitive counseling and therapy services to clients in practical settings.
  • Think critically and write effectively in the mental health counseling discipline and/or professional practice.
  • Apply the American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics to professional behavior and practice.
  • Communicate professionally and empathically with others in all professional contacts.
  • Apply theories, practices, and professional standards to the mental health counseling discipline.

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The Counselor Education Unit Mission Statement

The Counselor Education Unit prepares adult learners committed to leadership, advocacy, and service to become professional counselors and counselor educators. Through our competency based curriculum and comprehensive assessment program we ensure all learners have the knowledge and skills necessary to become practitioner-scholars. Our graduates are then prepared to serve a diverse population of clients across a variety of therapeutic settings and situations. We prepare our doctoral learners to serve as scholar-practitioners committed to the ethical practice of administration, teaching, supervision, and leadership in the counseling profession.

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