Medaille’s Master of Arts program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) is designed to provide students with a thorough grounding in principles of mental health counseling at the graduate level. The program, which is available in both on-campus and online formats, meets the New York State Office of Professions education requirements for licensure as a licensed mental health counselor.
Graduates of the program pursue careers as mental health clinic counselors, drug and alcohol program clinicians, hospital/psychiatric center therapists, college and university counselors and as private practice therapists.
The online program features a fixed sequence of 17 seven-week classes. There are no scheduled class times for the online program—while there are weekly due dates, coursework can be completed on a personalized schedule. There are three semesters of required practicum and internship. All online students are expected to visit the campus five days (once a year) to complete part of their coursework.
The Medaille Family Counseling Center serves as a counselor-in-training facility for students enrolled in the counseling program. This unique collaboration between Lake Shore Behavioral Health and Medaille is a fully licensed mental health outpatient treatment location offering families and individuals evidence-based mental health therapy. The state-of-the-art facility affords graduate level students an in-depth, first-hand learning experience.
School Name: Medaille College
Degree Types: M.A.
Program Structure: online/on campus
Instruction Methods: online and traditional
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Program Name: Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)
Phone Number: (800) 430-1042
- 60 credits
- Practicum: 100 hours
- Internship: 600 hours
On-Campus: 2 years
Online: 2 ½ years
- Medaille College Online Application
- Non-refundable $35 application fee
- Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
- FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) if you wish to apply for financial aid
- Additional Requirements vary by program so please click on your program of interest below for additional materials required
- Applicants who attended school outside of the United States or Canada must have their transcripts translated into English by a recognized agency. We accept any service that is a member of NACES (www.naces.org).
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Professional goal statement: In no more than three pages total, write an essay on the following:
- Your perception of potential success in forming effective and culturally relevant interpersonal relationships in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program
- Your perception of your aptitude and ability to reach the level of demands place upon you in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program
- Your perception of the relevance of the Clinical Mental Health Program in meeting your career goals.
- Three professional or academic reference letters with the required reference form.
- Interview with the Faculty Admissions Committee:Prospective students who pass the initial admissions screening will be invited to participate in an interview with members of the Faculty Admissions Committee. This may be conducted in person, Skype or phone depending upon the prospective student’s availability