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About Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.S.E.)
Welcome to the Master of Science in Education Clinical Mental Health Counseling
"Building Learning Communities Through Critical Reflection"
The 60-semester hour master's
The M.S.E. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is fully accredited as a community counseling program by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and is approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist (OSWMFT) Board to provide training toward the PC and PCC licenses. Program coursework also meets requirements for licensure in most other states.
What will you be learning?
Faculty members conduct regular curriculum reviews to make class content current, relevant, and comprehensive.
- EDC 521 Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- EDC 529
- EDC 531 Personality & Human Development Across the Lifespan
- EDC 543 Theories & Techniques of Counseling
- EDC 545 Counseling Techniques Lab
- EDC 568 Research & Evaluation in Human Services
- EDC 571 Biological Bases of Behavior
- EDC 575 Counseling Diverse Populations
- EDC 583 Theories & Techniques of Group Counseling
- EDC 600 Culminating Seminar
- EDC 623 Foundations in Abnormal Psychology
- EDC 630 Evaluation of Mental & Emotional Condition
- EDC 631 Diagnosis of Emotional & Mental Disorders
- EDC 635 Couples & Family Counseling
- EDC 681 Integrated Approach to Clinical Counseling
- EDC 683 Treatment of Mental & Emotional Disorders
- EDC 686 Addictions Counseling
- EDC 605 Professional Seminars with Clinical Implications
- EDC 548 Counseling Children & Adolescents
(completed in two or three semesters)
- EDC 584 Practicum in Community Counseling
- EDC 598 Internship in Community Counseling
Visit the Galleries & Resources tab to access the following:
- Course matrices
- Course schedules
- Program and department handouts
- Photos from the program
Gain professional experience!
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is structured so that course content is accompanied by appropriate field experiences. Practicum experiences are designed to provide students with opportunities to practice skills that are required in professional practice while receiving direct supervision from a professional counselor. Internship is a culminating activity that provides students with the opportunity to develop professional competency in counseling skills, including the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders while under supervision from a professional clinical counselor.
The practicum and internship are completed over three to four semesters in a clinical mental health agency setting, with supervision provided by an appropriately licensed clinical counselor on site as well as by faculty supervisors on campus.
Meet Our Faculty & Staff!
Department of Counselor Education & Human Services
School of Education & Health Sciences
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-0530
You can also reach us at our
Get outside the classroom!
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program offers students more than just classroom learning. Students in the department have access to a wide variety of opportunities and activities to develop the skills they're learning in their courses, fieldwork and research.
A variety of assistantship opportunities are available for students who are enrolled in the program. Recipients receive an annual stipend and tuition credits. More than 50% of full time school psychology students received assistantship funding for the 2012-13 school year. These included a variety of positions in the department, university, and community, including the following placements:
- Community Wellness Services
- Learning Teaching Center
- Residential Coordinator
- Teacher Education Department
- Catholic Leadership Institute
- SOEAP Center for Catholic Education
- Montgomery County Learning Centers
- Urban Teacher Academy
- Ready Set Soar at the Miami Valley Regional Center
- Departmental Administrative/Research Assistant positions
Chi Sigma Iota is the international honor society for students, professional counselors and counselor educators established at Ohio University in 1985. Our mission is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership and excellence in counseling, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling. There are currently 251 chapters (including University of Dayton’s Upsilon Delta Chapter), 11,247 active members (including UD’s 133 active members), and 56,682 initiated members as of January 31, 2008. Upsilon Delta is University of Dayton’s chapter of Chi Sigma Iota.
Regional and National Organizations
American School Counselors Association
A professional organization that supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, personal/social and
Ohio Counseling Association
A professional organization representing all licensed counselors, and those in graduate training to be counselors, in Ohio.
Ohio School Counselors Association
A professional organization that represents and advocates for the interests of professional school counselors in Ohio.
We have what you need to succeed!
Take a closer look at what it means to join the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program!
- 2013 Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Checksheet (pdf) >>
- Student Handbook, 2013 (pdf) >>
- Practicum and Internship Guide, 2013 (pdf) >>
Hear what former graduates have to say!
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Apply to Clinical Mental Health Counseling!
The application process is online, easy, and free!
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- Summer deadline: January 10
- Fall deadline: April 10