The CMHC sequenced curriculum begins in summer semester. Applicants are encouraged to apply for summer admission. Students applying for fall or spring admission take non-core classes until they joint a cohort that forms the following summer semester.
This is the home page for the Master of Science program in Counselor Education with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of South Alabama.
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program is a 60 semester hour degree designed to prepare professional counselor to work in a variety of mental health settings. The program is designed to meet the graduate degree standards for licensure as a Professional Counselor in the state of Alabama. A core focus of the CMHC program is training in basic and advanced counseling/psychotherapy skills as well as psychosocial assessment, case conceptualization and treatment planning. Students also receive training in mental health program research, development and evaluation. Throughout the program curriculum training is anchored in culturally competent counseling practices and evidence-based counseling paradigms.
The program is housed in the Department of Professional Studies, which is within the College of Education at the University of South Alabama. The program admits students each semester. During the program students complete coursework as well as a 700 hour clinical field experience. Please click on the links in the sidebar on the left side of the page to find out more detailed information about the CMHC program.