MS Mental Health Counseling
The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS-CMHC) degree is a 2-year, full-time, cohort-model program that is based on best practice criteria and is practitioner-oriented. Students will take courses as a cohort, and all courses will be offered one time in the late afternoon and evening.
Jacksonville University offers a MS-CMHC degree in the School of Applied Health Sciences, Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences. This CACREP accredited, 60-credit-hour degree program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling meets the educational requirements for State of Florida licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist.
The Florida Department of Health, Board of Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, and Marriage and Family Therapy notified JU that based on our course descriptions the MS-CMHC Program satisfies the statutorily required course content for Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy licensure.
Interested applicants are encouraged to review the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, and Mental Health Counseling website.
A hybrid style will be used for courses with class attendance once or twice a week. Students are also required to complete a rigorous 1000 hour community-based clinical field experience as part of their academic training.
Program core faculty are graduates of CACREP approved doctoral programs or have met CACREP requirements based on years of experience in academic counseling programs.
Prospective students can contact the CMHC Program Director to review course syllabi.