Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)
60 credit M.S. in Counseling with a concentration in CMHC (CACREP, 2009)
66 credit M.S. in Counseling with a concentration in CMHC (w/thesis *) (CACREP, 2009)
*Requires approval of the Counseling Department’s Thesis Committee. Detailed information is found in the Thesis Procedures document.
The 60 credit M.S. degree with a concentration in CMHC includes the coursework and field experiences (practicum/internships) required for licensure as a mental health professional in Nebraska. Students who complete two additional elective courses (COUN 8686 & COUN 8696) will also have completed the academic requirements for provisional licensure in the area of Alcohol and Drug Counseling (LADC) in Nebraska.
The thesis option includes an additional 6 hours of graduate credit applied to the 60 credit CMHC concentration. This option provides an opportunity to obtain experience in original research. Students considering this option should have a strong interest in research methodology and a specific content area of research interest.
A master’s thesis involves original research completed under specific guidelines and timelines. These include, but may not be limited to:
- UNO Graduate Studies
- UNO Counseling Department guidelines
- Semester schedules
- Schedules of thesis committee members
The document outlining the thesis timelines and guidelines are found on the department website under forms and documents.
Graduates of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration are employed in a variety of settings, including but not limited to public and private counseling organizations, for and non-profit organizations, hospitals (public/private), college & university counseling centers, and private practices.
Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP, 2009)
Curriculum & Plans of Study
Practicum & Internship Documents