​​Photo: Dr. Whitney George, Department Chair, Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Dr. Larry Wagoner, Assistant Professor; Katie Stuart, Clinical Field Site Coordinator; 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.

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.

Prospective students can contact the CMHC Program Director to review course syllabi.

View an Information Packet about the MS CMHC Program.

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