Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Master of Science

DescriptionDegree OptionsAdmissions Requirements
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

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.