Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.A.
60 Credits | Main Campus
Become a Licensed Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and other states
Do you want to pursue professional counselor licensure in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia or another state?
Our Master of Arts (M.A.) graduate program in clinical mental health counseling provides for comprehensive study as well as supervised field training dedicated to preparing you for entry into the counseling profession.
What You’ll Learn
Prepare to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), working in myriad settings including medical, community, educational, and private practice. Learn to engage in social justice policy, advocacy, and research as it affects and reflects the profession of counseling and the well-being of the diverse clients, students, communities, families, and institutions that are served. You will receive individual attention to your interests and goals and will encounter learning experiences that emphasize an integration of theory, research and ethical practice in counseling children, adolescents and families of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- MedStar Health
- National Rehabilitation Hospital
- Children’s National Hospital
- Sibley Hospital (Johns Hopkins)
- Doctor’s Hospital
- DC Public and Charter Schools
- PG County Public School
- Montgomery County Public Schools
- Alexandria County Public Schools
- Howard County Public Schools
- Anne Arundel County Public Schools
- PACE Center
- Community of Hope
- Catholic Charities
- DC Special Olympics
- Mosaic/Sheppard Pratt
- CASA de Maryland
- Mental Health Counselor
- Substance Abuse Counselor
- Private Practitioner
- Child and Adolescent Counselor
- Marriage and Family Counselor
Accreditation and Annual Reports
The Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and meet state certification requirements for the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. The program prepares students to take the licensure examination to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or a Licensed/Certified School Counselor.
The Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
The Counseling Programs offers 3 Master of Arts in Counseling Programs: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC), School Counseling, and School Counseling Urban Track Specialization. The School Counseling program was created to meet the American Counseling Association 2020 Vision. This revised program is a generalist program, and the Urban Student Track Specialization will continue to be offered for applicants who are interested in school counseling with an urban and culturally diverse youth specialization. As required by CACREP accreditation, information on demographics of students, enrollment numbers, retention numbers, completion rates, number of graduates, pass rates on the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE; required exam for CMHC students), pass rates on the Praxis (required exam for SC students), job placement information, and a summary of program evaluation results and subsequent program modifications is presented in the Annual Report.