2018 - 2019 Graduate Catalogue 
    Sep 27, 2020  
2018 - 2019 Graduate Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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This degree does not qualify a student for any teaching certificate or licensure in the State of Alabama. Out-of-state students should check carefully the certification and licensure requirements of their respective states. 

Program Admission Requirements


Phase I:  Graduate School Admission.

  1. Meet the requirements to be admitted to the School of Graduate Studies.
  2. Provide verification of background clearance/fingerprints.


Phase II:  Counseling Program Admissions Portfolio

Candidates must submit a portfolio to the Counselor Education Program for review.  The portfolio affords a candidate to provide valuable information regarding:

  • Relevance of Career Goals
  • Aptitude for Graduate-level study
  • Potential success in forming effective counseling relationships
  • Respect for Cultural differences.


  1. Resume including educational background, a record of employment, and volunteer activities.
  2. Professional Goals Essay
  3. Three completed Recommendation for Admission Forms.

Total Required: 60 hours


  • This program is also offered online.

Program Completion Requirements

  • A grade-point average of not less than 3.0 on a four-point scale on all work attempted with no grade less than “C.”
  • Satisfactory performance in one practicum for 100 clock hours and full-time internship of 600 clock hours of internship and 700 hours total professional practice supervised jointly by a site supervisor and a UWA counselor educator program faculty member.
  • Passing score on the comprehensive examination, known as the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE), which can be taken no earlier than upon completion of forty-eight semester hours of coursework in their program.

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