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The Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP Accredited Program), which is housed within the College of Health Sciences & Professions is one of twelve graduate programs offered at University of North Georgia. We are delighted that you have an interest in joining our program.
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program prepares students to enter a variety of occupations in the counseling and mental health field. The master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at North Georgia was developed to meet the state and national regulatory criteria leading to licensure and certification as professional counselors. Our curriculum addresses the needs of our diverse world while helping students understand the process of human development and relationships, counseling theory, and change. Utilizing problem based learning and incorporating required internships and practica; the program provides students with both academic and practical professional experience and training.
The Master of Science program in Clinical Mental Counseling at University of North Georgia prepares students to function as counselors in mental health centers, employee assistance programs, psychiatric hospitals, substance abuse treatment programs, private practice, college & university counseling centers, sexual assault agencies, and criminal justice settings (to name only a few). Our students receive a thorough education in theories of counseling and psychotherapy; individual and group counseling; career theory and counseling; human development; counseling ethics, assessment & diagnosis; and the needs of individuals from diverse backgrounds. Students complete their studies with an extensive internship opportunity that provides face-to-face contact with clients.
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), does accredit the Clinical Mental Counseling Program at University of North Georgia.
Applications from prospective graduate students are accepted for fall and spring semesters. Complete applications must be received by Graduate Studies by the deadlines of April 1 for fall admission and November 1 for spring admission.
Please feel free to contact us if you would like a guided tour of our campus and offices. We will be glad to set up an appointment with you. We are here to help you receive the highest quality education possible in our program that is built around a solid curriculum. We, the faculty and staff, are interested in your long term development as well as your short term needs while you are here at North Georgia. We want your time here to be beneficial, memorable, and growth-producing. Please let us know how we can help you. We look forward to meeting you.