Colorado Christian University
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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CCU’s Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). It has been reviewed against professionally approved standards, resulting in a streamlined licensure application process.

M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program offered through CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies combines rigorous coursework, experiential learning, and mentoring relationships designed to equip you to become a culturally sensitive professional counselor.

A distinguishing feature of the master's degree in counseling program is the Christian framework that encompasses every aspect of the curriculum.

As a master’s degree in counseling student, you'll be given the unique opportunity to integrate Christian faith and sound counseling principles.

Upon completion of the M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program curriculum, you'll be prepared to take the National Counselor Exam, which is the clinical mental health licensure exam for the state of Colorado and many other states.

    • 60 total credit hours (41 in core)
    • CACREP accredited
    • Courses are taken two at a time and are typically completed in seven-week blocks
    • Designed for busy adult learners; complete in as little as 30 months of consecutive coursework, even with a full-time job
    • Students can transfer up to 12 graduate-level credit hours
    • Graduates are academically prepared to take the National Counselor Exam
    • Locations:  Lakewood, Colorado Springs, Online

Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program distinctives

  • Our Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, faculty, students and alumni have consistently been recognized by state and national counseling associations.
  • 82% of site supervisors for counseling students report that CCU Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling students are more clinically prepared than the average counseling student.
  • Students in CCU's Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program consistently score higher than the national average on important exams, such as the National Counselor Exam (NCE).
  • Faith Informed Clinical Identity and Practice (FICIP) is integrated into all Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling coursework.

Counseling master's program benefits

The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program is a great match for the student interested in a Clinical Mental Health degree.

  • Students are mentored by qualified professors who have extensive academic and clinical background experience.
  • Through hands-on field experiences, students are challenged to explore how their theory and faith integrate as a professional clinician.
  • Classes for the master’s in counseling program are offered in two formats — the M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling online and in-seat — to meet the needs of adult students who are busy with work and family commitments.
  • Classes are provided in a format that allows students to study with a community of peers focused on a common goal.
  • A Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree can open up opportunities for clinical counseling positions nationwide with attractive potential salaries for counseling degree holders.
  • 96 %

    6-month Job Placement Rate

  • 85 %

    Superior Unbiased Services

  • 82 %

    Superior Clinical Preparation

  • 150 +

    Years of Faculty Experience

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