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Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The CMHC program produces competent and ethical counselors who are qualified to be licensed at the state level and able to maintain stable and meaningful employment in the mental health field.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be fully prepared to take the National Counselor Certification Exam leading to state licensure as a professional counselor. From Fall 2017 through Spring 2020, 88.89% of graduates from the CMHC program who completed the NCE passed the exam. Most graduates from the CMHC program work as licensed professional counselors. Several of these individuals hold administrative positions within their places of employment. In addition to working in the counseling profession, a handful of our former students currently serve as adjunct instructors at Southeastern for the undergraduate psychology program and select graduate counseling courses.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Student Application


Graduate Tuition and Fees

The graduate tuition (per credit hour) for a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is: Classroom $290.00; Online $365.00
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Contact Us

Mailing Address:
CMHC Program
Department of Behavioral Sciences
Russell Building, Room 208
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701
Phone: 580-745-2256
Fax: 580-745-7421

Degree Requirements Open Close

Degree: Mastr of Arts (M.A.)
Dept: Behavioral Sciences
School: Education and Behavioral Sciences
Major Code: 078

Core Counseling Courses (24 Semester Hours)

COUN 5133 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Orientation and Ethical Practice
COUN 5243 Human Growth and Development in Counseling
COUN 5283 Assessment in Counseling
COUN 5323 Career Counseling and Development
COUN 5443 Theories of Counseling
COUN 5483 Social and Cultural Diversity Issues in Counseling
COUN 5523 Group Counseling
COUN 5530 Group Counseling Laboratory Experience
COUN 5863 Research in Counseling

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Specialization Courses (21 Semester Hours)

COUN 5343 Personality Assessment in Counseling
COUN 5773 CMHC Psychopathology & Treatment Planning
COUN 5503 Crisis and Disaster Counseling
COUN 5563 Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling
COUN 5573 Psychopharmacology in Counseling
COUN 5593 Substance and Behavioral Addiction Counseling
COUN 5873 Counseling Consultation, Administration, and Program Evaluation

Elective Course (3 hours)

COUN xxxx Selected based on interests and in consultation with assigned graduate advisor

Counselor Clinical Training Sequence (12 Semester Hours)

Must be taken sequentially with an earned grade of a “B” or higher to progress to next course; Students must earn a “B” or higher in each of the following courses to graduate from the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master of Arts Degree Program
COUN 5423 Counseling Pre-Practicum
COUN 5743 CMHC Counseling Practicum
COUN 5923 Counseling Internship I
COUN 5933 Counseling Internship II