Program Details

Prepares graduates for counseling and mental health careers, and doctoral programs; tuition is comparable to state universities.
Location:
Springfield, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Master
Specialty:
Clinical Psychology

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program is designed to provide students with theoretical and practical training and research skills along the lines of the scientist-practitioner model to prepare them to work in a variety of counseling and mental health settings and for acceptance into a doctoral program in psychology. Our Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s degree also prepares students to become licensed professional counselors. The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Evangel University is designed to prepare students to become licensed professional counselors. Courses are offered during afternoons and evenings in the fall, spring and summer semesters. Graduates have a 100% pass rate on the National Counselor Exam (NCE). The program has seven objectives: •Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of both counseling and human development theories and apply this information to demonstrate skills to diagnose and treat persons with psychological disorders •Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills to administer, score and interpret relevant counselor-based assessment instruments •Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theory and demonstrate skills necessary to design, conduct and analyze research and evaluate programs •Display an appreciation for – and sensitivity to – the unique characteristics and heritage of people of diverse cultures and value systems •Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills needed to develop rapport, interview, assess, intervene and treat both individuals and groups in counseling •Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and practice of ethical, legal and professional responsibilities •Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and practice of integration of Christian psychology (intradisciplinary, interdisciplinary and faith-practice) within a Christian worldview

Additional Program Information

Accreditation:
North Central Association of Colleges & Schools Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation National Association of Schools of Music Commission on Accreditation Council on Social Work Education Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs – Candidacy Status Academic Quality Improvement Program
Financial Aid:
Yes
Requirements:
•Hold an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university or be accepted into an Evangel University 5-year BS/MS degree program. •Have a grade point average of 3.0 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work or last two years as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student. •Provide official results of required entrance examinations. •GRE score of 1000 combined on Verbal and Quantitative Analysis. •Analytical Writing score of 4.5 Pre-requisite hours: •9 pre-requisite credits in Psychology including statistics •9 undergraduate Bible/Theology credits or 6 graduate credits (co-requisite) •APA writing sample
International Requirements:
TOEFL test score English proficiency Ability to pay in full for tuition, room and board and fees prior to issuance of I-20. Currently, cost is around $18,500 per year

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