Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Graduate Degree

Degree Offered: Master of Science (M.S.)

Departmental Website: Clinical Mental Health Counseling - M.S.

Program Description: Western's program in counseling provides students with academic and field-based experience leading to a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. The program prepares individuals for employment in entry level counseling positions in diverse settings such as community mental health, substance abuse centers, college counseling centers, non-profit organizations, and domestic violence shelters. Graduates are prepared to pursue the post-Master's Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential.

The program is a minimum two years in length consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours.

This program is nationally CACREP-accredited.

Location of Course Offerings: WCU at Biltmore Park, Asheville

Admission Requirements:

    • Education/work history resume - More information
    • At least ONE of the following:
      • Bachelor's degree overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
      • Master's degree
      • GRE scores of at least 150 on Verbal or Quantitative and 4.0 on Analytical Writing

Application Deadline - February 1 for fall admission

Prerequisites: None

Graduate Program Director:
Dr. Lisen Roberts
Department of Human Services

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