Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Master of Science

DescriptionDegree OptionsAdmission RequirementsRegistration
The MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is designed to prepare students to function as licensed clinical mental health counselors. It provides the educational requirements outlined by the New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice as requisite to attaining mental health counseling licensures. PSU’s mental health counseling program is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Students should note that there are significant post-degree requirements to undertake prior to being licensed, listed below in the Licensure Requirements section.

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Clinical Experiences: Practicum & Internship
Comprehensive Assessment
Licensure Requirements
MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Students can complete the 63 credit MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling by itself or add one of the following concentrations:

Addictions Treatment
Couples and Family Therapy
Eating Disorders Institute
Organizational Approaches to Transformation and Healing (OATH)
Personal Approaches to Transformation and Healing (PATH)
Play Therapy
Admissions requirements for the MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling requires the following materials to be submitted through our online application

  • 3.0 or better in undergraduate coursework
  • Official transcripts from any/all college level work
  • Three professional recommendations
  • Current Resume
  • Statement of interest
  • Participation in the Group Interview – register here
  • NH Residency Verification form (NH residents only)
  • $75 application fee

Summer 2018 Registration – Opens April 16
Fall 2018 Registration – Opens April 16

Did you know PSU allows you to take up to 12 credits of graduate coursework before applying to most programs? So whether you are admitted to a program or just want to try a class, you can get started today!

Search for classes – the Office of the Registrar handles the course registration process – more information is available by visiting their website where you can check out the current course schedule by clicking on the “Course Offerings” tab, and using the first “Class Schedule Search” option. Simply select the current term from the drop down menu which will then allow you to search for classes in a variety of ways.

Register Online – Registration can be completed online through the myPlymouth portal if you are a current/active student or have been admitted to a graduate program. Be sure to have your user name, password, and the course number and title handy. At the end of the registration process you will be notified of your billing due date. Specific instructions for completing the online registration can be found on the Registrar’s website under the “How to Register” tab.

New to PSU? If you are taking your first graduate class at PSU and have not been admitted to a graduate program, you will need to complete the paper registration form which can be found under the “Registration Forms” tab. Completed forms should be submitted directly to the Office of the Registrar via email to psu-registrar@plymouth.edu or faxed to 603-535-2724.

Graduate Tuition Rates – Tuition for graduate coursework is calculated on a per credit rate based on residency status. Click here to see the current tuition costs.

CMHC Course Offerings 2018
This course planning matrix shows a tentative schedule of when Clinical Mental Health Counseling classes will be offered. Please note this is subject to change.