Clinical Mental Health Counseling
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program prepares students to enter a variety of occupations in the counseling and mental health field. The master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at UNG was developed to meet the state and national regulatory criteria leading to licensure and certification as professional counselors. Our curriculum addresses the needs of our diverse world while helping students understand the process of human development and relationships, counseling theory, and change. Utilizing problem-based learning and incorporating required internships and practica; the program provides students with both academic and practical professional experience and training.
The Master of Science program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares students for careers as counselors in:
- mental health centers
- employee assistance programs
- psychiatric hospitals
- substance abuse treatment programs
- private practice
- college and university counseling centers
- sexual assault agencies
- criminal justice settings
- and more...
At UNG students receive a thorough education in:
- the theories of counseling and psychotherapy
- individual and group counseling
- career theory and counseling
- human development
- counseling ethics, assessment, and diagnosis
- the needs of individuals from diverse backgrounds
Students complete their studies with an extensive internship opportunity that provides face-to-face contact with clients.
Please feel free to contact us if you would like to meet with one of our faculty and/or students. We will be glad to set up an appointment with you. We are here to help you receive the highest quality education possible in our program that is built around a solid curriculum. We, the faculty and staff, are interested in your long-term development as well as your short-term needs while you are here at UNG. We want your time here to be beneficial, memorable, and growth-producing.
Applications from prospective graduate students are accepted for Fall. Complete applications must be received by Graduate Admissions by the following deadlines:
- March 1 - for fall admission