Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Medaille College

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Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Credits: 60 | Program Duration: 2 ½ years
Available at our: Buffalo Campus, Rochester Campus and Online

A career in clinical mental health requires an advanced degree - an education that must often fit within the commitments of both work and family. Understanding the needs of the working professional, Medaille College's School of Adult and Graduate Education (SAGE) offers a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling where classes are held online or on campus one weekend a month, so you can work and still earn a degree.

Whether you want to open a private practice, enter the mental health field or advance your career in counseling, the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program prepares you to evaluate and diagnose mental health issues and provide direct counseling to individuals and groups in private practices, clinics, hospitals, community agencies and rehabilitation facilities.

With coursework in professional orientation, human growth and development, psychopathologies and differential diagnosis, family counseling and grief counseling, you'll develop a full understanding of the professional and ethical issues relevant to clinical mental health counseling as well as the skills to address both basic and complex psychological and developmental issues with preventive and therapeutic treatments.

Why earn your degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Medaille?

  • Flexible Schedules: Take your classes online or on campus one weekend per month, and still earn your degree in as little as three years.
  • Practical curriculum: Grounded in theory and rich in practical experience, you'll complete the educational requirements necessary for New York State licensure.
  • Small, dynamic class settings: Learn from faculty-practitioners who will help you develop the knowledge and skills you will need in your clinical practice.
  • Faculty and staff dedicated to your success: Get the classes you need, when you need them. Our low student-to-faculty ratio (approximately 23 students per class) means you'll have no trouble registering for your classes, getting one-on-one help in and out of the classroom and receiving individual assistance from our dedicated staff.

The Program is approved by New York State Education Department and fulfills the educational criteria for licensure in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

What you can do with a degree in mental health counseling:
Clinical Mental health counselors work in a variety of settings including private practices, clinics, hospitals, agencies, corporate offices, for government or non-profit institutions.

Other programs you may be interested in:

Master of Arts in Psychology
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
Advanced Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy
Advanced Certificate in Mental Health Counseling

Access this link for a summary presentation on the Mental Health Counseling program mission, goal and design of the program, program format, admissions requirements, minimum program requirements and expectations, and faculty information

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Why Medaille College?

  • Convenient class times for working adults
  • Small classes with personalized attention
  • Collaborative learning environment
  • Degree programs taught by faculty working in the field
  • Fully online programs for even more flexibility

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