This degree track prepares students who plan to work in an agency, private practice,
or other relevant settings for licensure in clinical mental health counseling.
Visit Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental
Health Counseling formore information on how this program will prepare you to become a Licensed Clinical Mental Health counselor
in the State of Florida.
The program requires a minimum of 60 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree, including
9 core courses, 30 specialization courses, 12 hours in education, and 9 clinical experience
Total credit hours required: 60 hours beyond a Bachelor’s degree.
Core Courses (9 Semester hours required)
EDF 5481 Intro to Educational Research
MHS 5480 Human Development
MHS 5005 Introduction to the Counseling Profession
MHS 6600 Psychological and School Consultation and Collaboration
MHS 5620 Organizations and Administration of Human Services
MHS 6466 Trauma and Crisis Counseling
MHS 6070 Psychopathology in Mental Health
MHS 6470 Human Sexuality
Professional Clinical Experience (9 Semester hours Mental Health)
MHS 6800 Practicum
MHS 6830 Internship in Mental Health
MHS 6831 Internship in Mental Health
Thesis Track (Optional): Equivalent to 6 Elective Hours
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or better
Achieve a “B” or better in all required counseling courses. Students are permitted
to re-take up to two courses if a grade of “C” is earned.
Complete a total of 800 clinical hours, 100 hours in Practicum, and 700 hours in Internship.
Complete the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) with the program
"Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the
sooner we learn that, the better for us all."
Counselor Education Program Handbook
The purpose of this handbook is to provide a guide on your roadmap to program completion
success. This handbook contains essential information such as your anticipated program
of study, graduate and program policies, regulations, and procedures.
While we encourage you to contact your professors, advisor, or program coordinator
with any additional questions, we strongly advise that you become familiar with the
handbook, as it is the student’s responsibility to adhere to departmental regulations,
policies, and procedures.
*This document is subject to change at the department’s discretion