Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.Ed.

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Our practice-based program prepares counselors to work in inpatient, outpatient, non-profit, private practice, community agency, governmental, and educational settings.

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Degree Overview

The master’s degree can be completed in five semesters for full-time students taking 12 credit hours per semester. Enrollments can be tailored for part-time students.

Coursework — 60 hours minimum

  • Offers courses in all eight CACREP common core areas.
  • Offers specialized classes such as counseling children and adolescents, crisis counseling, and substance use disorders.
  • Provides diverse practicum and internship placements within a 100 mile radius of Auburn, Ala.

Practicum Course — 3 hours

  • 100 clock hours practical work

Clinical Practice or Internship — 1 to 9 hours

  • 600 clock hours practical work
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Admissions

Application Deadline

  • February 1 for Fall semester admission
  • All degree programs begin Fall semester
  • February 1 is a firm deadline for complete applications, but later applications may be considered on a “space available basis”

Application Requirements

For the admission process, you will need to provide the following:

  • All official transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL report (for international students)
  • Statement of intent
  • Diversity statement
  • Graduate School application and payment
  • In person or video interviews are required
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Accreditation

The master’s program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

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Program Highlights

2016-17
  • 24 students graduated.
    • 100% of these students received the BRACE fellowship and $10,000 in training funding.
  • Of this group, 92% passed the National Counselor Exam (NCE) and obtained the National Counselor Credential (NCC).
  • Of this group, 100% of students successfully passed the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE).
  • 100% of our graduates successfully transitioned to their professional goals:
    • 92% pursued counseling employment opportunities
    • 8% enrolled in counseling doctoral programs.
  • 21 students admitted into the program.
2017-18
  • 21 students graduated.
    • 100% of these students received the BRACE fellowship and $10,000 in training funding.
  • Of this group, 91% passed the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE)
  • 100% of our graduates successfully transitioned to their professional goals:
    • 99% pursued counseling employment opportunities
    • 1% enrolled in a counseling doctoral program.
  • 23 new students admitted into the program.
2018-19
  • 21 students are graduating from the program
    • 100% of these students received the BRACE fellowship and $10,000 in training funding.
  • Of this group, 100% passed the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE)
  • 24 new students admitted into the program
2019-20
  • 25 new students admitted into the program
  • 23 students graduated from the program
  • 100% of these students received the BRACE Fellowship and $10,000 in training funding
  • Of this group, 100% passed the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE)
  • 100% of our graduates successfully transitioned to their professional goals:
    • 87% pursued counseling employment opportunities
    • 13% enrolled in a counseling doctoral program
2020-21
  • 18 new students admitted into the program

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Cost & Financial Support

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Testimonials

“I graduated from Auburn in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program in 2018. I am currently working as a School-Based Therapist for WellStone in Huntsville, AL. I provide mental health counseling to students throughout the school system of Huntsville City Schools. The school I am assigned to is Grissom High School and I am at the school 5 days a week.  I have really enjoyed being a School-Based Therapist and it has been amazing to be able to participate and collaborate with a school system in Huntsville that offers counseling services to students in need. I really enjoy working with the adolescent population because they are becoming adults and ready to explore and take on the world. It has been a pleasure to help them navigate ways to cope with depression, anxiety, career exploration challenges, life changes, family dynamics, and so much more. Auburn helped prepare me for this by teaching the essential skills to provide counseling and the ability to help people from all walks of life. I started out working with adults and was hesitant when I was offered a job to work with children/adolescents because I was afraid of the change, but it has been such a joy to help these adolescents in my community. I am pursuing licensure to become a Licensed Professional Counselor.”

Stephanie McNair

Stephanie McNair, M.Ed., ALC, NCC
School-Based Therapist for WellStone
CMHC Cohort 2016-2018

 

 

“I could not recommend Auburn’s CMHC program more. I feel like I learned a lot and grew to have really great connections with my professors. Auburn staff and faculty where always there to support me, even during the most difficult times of becoming a counselor. I feel confident in my skills as a clinician largely because of this program and its wonderful professors.”

Alexandra Baugh

Alexandra Baugh, M.Ed., LPC, NCC
Co-Founder & Therapist at Elevate Wellness
CMHC Cohort 2013-2015

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Information for Current Students

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