​​Photo: Dr. Jason Orrock, Assistant Professor; Dr. Sharon Wilburn, Department Chair, Clinical-Mental Health Counseling Program; Dr. Whitney George, Assistant Professor; and Dr. Larry Wagoner, Assistant Professor. Not pictured, Dr. Natalie Indelicato, Assistant Professor and Clinical Director

master of science in Clinical mental health counseling

Jacksonville University offers a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS-CMHC)in the School of Applied Health Sciences, Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences. This 60-credit-hour degree program 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.

This 60-credit-hour degree program meets the educational requirements for State of Florida licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). The MS-CMHC also offers the possibility of licensure in marriage and family therapy. Interested applicants are encouraged to review the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, and Mental Health Counseling website​​.

Coaching theories, techniques and practices will be embedded in the curriculum allowing potential for certification as a Board Certified Coach through the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) upon completion of clinical supervision and clinical practice hours. Jacksonville University will be seeking approval as a CCE-Approved Board Certified Coach Training Program.

The 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.

A hybrid style will be used for courses with class attendanceonce 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.

View an Information Packet about the MS CMHC Program.

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