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Mental Health Clinic

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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.

Prospective Students

  • Application due date to apply for the 2021-2022 academic year – May 15th
  • The GRE is not required.
  • Applicants will be notified by email if they are selected for an on-campus interview.
  • Email invitations for interviews will be sent between May 15th and the 22nd.
  • Interviews for select candidates usually happen at the end of March through early April every year
  • Interviews usually last 15 - 30 minutes and include a list of questions about the candidate's background, interest in the program, and preparation to complete a rigorous program.
  • All applicants will be notified by email regarding final admission decisions by June 15th.
  • We understand that some applicants may need to respond to other program offers prior to this date. This year’s admission process will be completed as quickly as possible, but not prior to the dates already indicated.
  • Decisions will be sent by mail or email from the Graduate School. Please do not request early notification about admission decisions.
  • Please note that we anticipate having more applicants than available placements in the CMHC program. Submitting an application will not guarantee placement in the CMHC program

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 counsellors 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.