A total of sixty (60) credits are required for the degree for students in the Clinical Mental Health concentration. Students may take up to six years to complete the program. Students are expected to complete the core program and comprehensive examination, as well as demonstrate proficiency in counseling skills during a one-semester Practicum and a two-semester Internship.
A thesis is not required, but may be done in lieu of six credits of elective study. Students opting to complete a Master's Thesis must also have completed and defended it prior to graduation.
A twelve (12) credit post-Master’s option, that offers specialization, is available for students seeking the additional credits and supervision required for licensure.