Clinical Mental Health Counseling


The master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a 60 credit program of study. This rigorous program provides students with the coursework necessary for becoming licensed professional counselors in the state of Montana. Consistent with CACREP national standards, the program requires that students obtain at least 700 hours of supervised counseling experience within an appropriate mental health agency setting. Although some highly motivated students complete the program in 2 years, students more typically take about 2 ½ to 3 years to complete all course requirements and clinical experiences. If you're interested in providing mental health counseling to children or adults, we hope you'll consider enrolling in this demanding but gratifying program.

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has granted accreditation to the Mental Health Counseling program in the Department of Counselor Education at the University of Montana College of Education and Human Sciences.

Delivery systems used for instruction

Instruction is delivered face-to-face, and, when appropriate, a hybrid on-line and face-to-face approach to curriculum is used.