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General Catalog 2023-2024 
    
General Catalog 2023-2024

Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling - Clinical Mental Health Counseling Option, M.S.


Master of Science Degree Requirements

The Option in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) is a 60-unit program designed for individuals seeking advanced preparation for careers in mental health settings. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling option prepares future mental health counselors who effectively and compassionately serve the mental health needs of diverse individuals across a lifespan.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling option provides education and training to provide mental health services to individuals in individual and group environments. Preparation for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling option requires knowledge organized around core foundation courses, interpersonal growth experiences, diversity competence, advanced content and practice courses, and an intensive field experience placement. The CMHC option prepares individuals to become a licensed professional counselor.

Program Requirements


Under the direction of a graduate advisor, each student develops and submits an individually designed program within the following framework:

Culminating Experience


Choose between

Total: 60 Units


Note: (1) REHAB 201 , REHAB 204  or REHAB 245 , REHAB 237 , and REHAB 238  must be completed with a grade of B or better. (2) Students meet the Graduate Writing Requirement by passing the writing component of REHAB 237  or COUN 206  or REHAB 238 . Please refer to the program’s Student Manual for additional information.

In order to graduate, the student must complete the graduate writing requirement, one clinical reviews, and all other specific degree requirements. In addition, the student must complete one of the following: (1) the comprehensive exam (may be met by passing the National Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Exam), (2) Project, or (3) Thesis. Students may take the comprehensive examination a total of three (3) times before being recommended for dismissal from the program.

In compliance with Federal Requirements for Posting Licensure and Certification Eligibility, please see the CSU Chancellor’s office. (https://www.calstate.edu/csu-system/about-the-csu/accreditation).