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Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.S.

Requirements

The Master in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) prepares individuals to provide counseling services, mental health evaluations, and referrals to ameliorate and prevent cognitive and emotional crises as well as personal and interpersonal problems. Instruction will include coursework on individual and group counseling, psychotherapy theory and practice, human development, psychological assessment, psychopathology and diagnostics, professional standards and ethics as well as the governing laws and regulations of the field. Successful graduates will be eligible for employment and licensure as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of Utah.

Total Program Credits: 62

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (with official transcripts from all institutions attended). The degree can be in any discipline, provided student meets the expected GPA and prerequisite coursework.
  2. GPA Requirements: The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Prerequisite Coursework: 
    General or Introductory Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Intro to Counseling (or equivalent), 
    Research Methods, Statistics
  4. Complete the UVU Graduate School Application.
  5. Personal Interview: All candidates will be screened and those deemed to meet or exceed basic application requirements may be invited for an interview. Thisinterview does not guarantee acceptance into the program as students will compete with all other applicants for matriculation into acohort.
  6. Three total letters of recommendation from academic and professional sources.
Discipline Core Requirements:   62 Credits
  CMHC 6000 ACA Ethics 3
  CMHC 6010 Theories of Counseling 3
  CMHC 6020 Techniques of Counseling 3
  CMHC 6030 DSM Diagnostics 4
  CMHC 6040 Professional Orientation 3
  CMHC 6050 Career Counseling 3
  CMHC 6060 Psychological Assessment 3
  CMHC 6070 Group Counseling 3
  CMHC 6080 Eastern Counseling Approaches 3
  CMHC 6090 Psychopharmacology 3
  CMHC 6100 Crisis Management 3
  CMHC 6110 Research Methods 3
  CMHC 6120 Addiction Counseling 3
  CMHC 6130 Multicultural Counseling 3
  CMHC 6140 Program Evaluation 3
  CMHC 6150 Cognitive Therapies 3
  CMHC 6160 Human Development 3
  CMHC 671R Practicum 4
  CMHC 689R Internship 6

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 62 semester credits.
  2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 must be maintained within the program.
  3. A grade of ‘B’ or higher required in all courses.
  4. 1,000 clinical hours are required for completion.
  5. Residency hours: Minimum of 42 graduate credit hours completed at UVU in the CMHC program.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
CMHC 6000 ACA Ethics 3
CMHC 6010 Theories of Counseling 3
CHMC 6020 Techniques of Counseling 3
CHMC 6030 DSM Diagnostics 4
CHMC 6040 Professional Orientation 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
CHMC 6050 Career Counseling 3
CMHC 6060 Assessment 3
CHMC 6070 Group Counseling 3
CHMC 6080 Eastern Counseling Approaches 3
CHMC 671R Practicum 1 for 2 credits 2
  Semester total: 14
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
CHMC 671R Practicum 2 for 2 credits 2
  Semester total: 2
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
CMHC 6100 Crisis Management 3
CMHC 6110 Research Methods 3
CHMC 6120 Addiction Counseling 3
CHMC 6090 Psychopharmacology 3
CHMC 689R Internship 1 for 2 credits 2
  Semester total: 14
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
CMHC 6130 Multicultural Counseling 3
CMHC 6140 Program Evaluation 3
CHMC 6150 Cognitive Therapies 3
CHMC 6160 Human Development 3
CHMC 689R Internship 2 for 2 credits 2
  Semester total: 14
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
CHMC 689R Internship 3 for 2 credits 2
  Semester total: 2
  Degree total: 62

Department

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate Program

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate Program is in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. To find the most up-to-date information on the Clininal Mental Health Counseling Graduate Program, visit their website.

Clininal Mental Health Counseling Graduate Program