James Madison University

Program Description

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program provides the course work necessary to become licensed professional counselors in community mental health centers, community agencies, psychiatric facilities, and private practice. The program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). At the end of the three-year, 60-credit-hour program, students receive both the Master of Arts and the Educational Specialist degrees. Graduates are also eligible to become national certified counselors.