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Browse the curriculum, course descriptions and requirements for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program in our academic catalog.

Becoming a counselor

Earn your M.S. in clinical mental health counseling (CMHC) at Lynn University and become a substance abuse, career or professional counselor. No matter which path you choose, this CMHC program can help you achieve your goals.

As a student, you'll gain experience with mental health agencies through networking and internships; working with individuals, groups and families in therapy; and qualify to work in the wide-ranging field of counseling right after graduation. You’ll learn all of this from experts who have worked in the field as clinical mental health counselors.

What you’ll learn in the clinical mental health counseling program

  • Personality theory, psychopathology, psychobiology and human sexuality
  • Legal and ethical issues in counseling
  • Counseling techniques

Program goals and objectives

Read the clinical mental health counseling's mission statement, goals and objectives.

Career opportunities

Prepare for a successful career in a variety of fields with a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling.

Earn your master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Lynn and leave with a valuable skill set that you can apply to a career in counseling right away, including:

  • Professional counselor
  • Community counselor
  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Career counselor
  • Rehabilitation counselor

After graduating, students can register with the state of Florida to complete two years of supervised clinical hours and pass the national exam to become a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) or nationally certified counselor (NCC).

Alumni have landed positions with great organizations, including:

  • The Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders
  • The Faulk Center for Counseling
  • The Association for Community Counseling
  • The Center for Child Counseling
  • New Directions for Young Adults

You may also complete your M.S. in psychology in as little as one year. Studies for this program focus on human behavior, the scientific bases of behavior and working with diverse populations.

Estimated tuition

Graduate program tuition is estimated to cost $650 per credit.

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