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MS in Clinical Mental Health CounselingFor additional information contact program coordinator:
Adams Library 105
The M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a 60-credit Master’s program designed to qualify students to become licensed mental health counselors. Students take a variety of advanced counseling courses to gain training in clinical practice.
This is a new program replacing the Masters of Arts in Agency and Co-occurring Disorders. The CGS in Co-occurring Disorders is no longer accepting applications. The program is well aligned to the state licensing requirements, and students admitted into this program will be prepared with the coursework, practicum and internship experiences to seek a license as a RI licensed mental health counselor. Within the program, there are 4 courses that align to the state's education requirement to be certified in Co-occurring disorders.
Program components include:
Foundations courses Practicum Internship 39 semester hours graduate content courses plus one elective 12 semester hours of introductory through advanced counseling skills 6 semester hours (1 year) internship seminar with 600 hours of fieldwork
Students receive extensive preparation in integrating research and practice. They investigate evidence- based practices, apply them in the field, and measure their outcomes. Students obtain internship placements in various clinical settings and work with a variety of client populations. Examples of internship settings include community mental health centers, adoption agencies, family service agencies, alternative education programs, psychiatric hospitals, children and adolescent residential programs, and other related social service agencies.
How do I apply? Students interested in applying for the M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling must submit all materials by March 1.
Application materials and information are available at http://www.ric.edu/FSEHD/graduate_requirements.php.
A formal interview is also required of all applicants. Selected students will be scheduled for interviews after application materials have been reviewed.
For questions, please contact Rose Misuraca at 401-456-8896 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Grades below B are not considered of graduate quality and are of limited application to degree work.
- A minimum grade of B- in Counseling and Educational Psychology 531 or 532. Students who receive a grade of B- or lower in either of these courses must consult with their advisor before registering for any subsequent course in the plan of study.
- A minimum grade of B in Counseling and Educational Psychology 538, 539, or 540. Students who receive a grade below a B in any of these courses must retake the course. After retaking the course, a recommendation to continue from the student's advisor is also required.
- Failure to meet any one of the above requirements is sufficient cause for dismissal from the program.