2020 - 2021 Graduate Catalogue 
    Mar 24, 2023  
2020 - 2021 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.
  4. Video interview

Total Required: 60 hours


  • This program is offered online with a residency requirement.

Program Completion Requirements

  • A grade-point average of not less than 3.25 on a four-point scale on all work attempted with no grade less than “C.”
  • A satisfactory score on a comprehensive examination covering all the content of the program. Students are eligible to take the comprehensive examination, known as the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) upon completion of forty eight semester hours of coursework in their programs.
  • Satisfactory performance in one practicum for 100 clock hours and 600 clock hours of internship supervised jointly by a site supervisor and a UWA counseling program faculty member.

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