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Clinical Mental Health Counsel - M.Ed.

Kent State University
Program overview
1.5-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

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About this program

Clinical Mental Health Counsel - M.Ed.

The Master of Education degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares students for employment as counselors in community-based human service agencies (e.g., substance abuse facilities, mental health centers, child and family service agencies) and private counseling facilities.

This program is designed to fulfill the educational requirements for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio. The program may be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis, although some full-time study is encouraged.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission
  • Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale for unconditional admission

English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:

  • Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
  • Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
  • Minimum 77 MELAB score
  • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
  • Minimum 58 PTE score
  • Minimum 110 Duolingo English Test score

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Program content

Major requirements

  • Research in Counseling
  • Practicum I: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Counseling Theories
  • Counseling Skills and Techniques
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Diagnosis in Counseling
  • Foundations of Addictions Counseling
  • Practicum II: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Orientation and Ethics: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Internship I: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Group Work: Theory and Techniques
  • Introduction to Assessment in Counseling
  • Clinical Assessment in Counseling
  • Psychopathology for Counselors
  • Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning
  • Career Counseling
  • Internship II: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Life Span Development

Advisor Approved Electives, choose from the following:

  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Counseling Adolescents
  • Counseling Children
  • Advanced Counseling Theories
  • Couples Therapy: Theory and Techniques
  • Family Therapy: Theory and Techniques
  • Advanced Multicultural Counseling

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university's website for more information.



  • Tuition fees for Ohio residents: $5,883 USD per year
  • Tuition fees for residents of other states and international students: $10,977 USD per year



Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Effectively work with clients from a multicultural and pluralistic society
  2. Demonstrate knowledge in assessment, group work, career development, helping relationships human growth and development, social and cultural diversity, research and program evaluation and professional orientation and ethical practice
  3. Meet the academic components required by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board to be eligible to sit for the current licensure assessments
  4. Understand legal and ethical standards and practice in a legal and ethical manner
  5. Understand and demonstrate multicultural responsiveness
  6. Demonstrate a strong counselor identity
  7. Demonstrate strong clinical skills in case conceptualization, diagnosis and treatment planning
  8. Understand and demonstrate sound counseling skills and techniques within a theoretical framework in both individual and group counseling
  9. Understand the importance of research in advancing the counseling profession, including how to critique research to inform counseling practice
  10. Effectively work with crisis, trauma, suicide and at-risk clients

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Kent State University

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Kent State University

800 E Summit St
44242 Kent Ohio
United States of America

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