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The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) prepares individuals to provide counseling services to individuals to address mental health concerns, including cognitive, emotional, and behavioral symptoms as well as personal and interpersonal concerns. Instruction will include coursework on individual and group counseling, psychotherapy theory and practice, human development, psychological assessment, psychopathology and diagnostics, professional standards and ethics, and 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 and pursue careers in mental health, human services, education, private practice, government, military, business, and industry.


CMHC Program Annual Report: Find out more about the 2023-2024 academic year here! 

Why choose UVU?

The Utah Valley University mission is to prepare students for success in work and life through excellent and engaged teaching and scholarship. UVU prepares professionally competent people of integrity who, as lifelong learners and leaders, serve as stewards of a globally interdependent community. The UVU CMHC program emphasizes clinical competence and ethical practice. This program prepares graduates for gainful employment and community service.

Across a broad range of clinical employment settings, mental health counselors seek to improve the quality of life for individuals from all walks of life.  The UVU CMHC program emphasizes professional competence and stewardship within the local community.  The training of CMHC students champions inclusion and diversity through self-awareness and respect toward all people. 

  • Will the Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling meet the educational requirements for the professional credential in the state or US territory you might choose to live during or after completing your UVU degree? Visit the UVU Professional Licensure website to learn more.