The Ed.S. degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling will prepare students for careers as professional counselors. For those who have already earned a degree in a relevant helping field, the certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is also available. Both the degree and the certificate will prepare graduates for the following: (a) to work with a variety of populations in the community as a licensed mental health professional, (b) eligibility for state licensure, and (c) national certification as a counselor. Students can gain additional expertise in working with children through the Play Therapy certificate program. The application deadline for all programs is April 1st and admission only occurs Fall.
The primary mission of the Psychology Programs is to provide a sound understanding of the basic principles of psychological science. This foundation will serve students who choose to earn advanced degrees in psychology or related fields, as well as those who enter people oriented occupations following graduation.
The Ed.S. Degree in Psychology & Counseling with an emphasis on School Psychology prepares students for careers as School Psychologists. These professionals work with parents, teachers, students, educators, and others to best meet the educational and mental health needs of children.