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Clinical Mental Health Counseling - M.Ed. PDFDownload to print

College of Education, Health and Human Services

School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences

405 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2294


The Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares students for employment as counselors in community-based human service agencies (e.g., substance abuse facilities, mental health centers, child and family service agencies) as well as private counseling facilities.

Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Candidates seeking Ohio license are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. Students should consult their advisors for specific program requirements and refer to the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapy Board website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.


Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s), goal statement, two letters of recommendation, Questions in Anticipation of Licensure form and interview.

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Graduation Requirements

The M.Ed. degree curriculum is a minimum of 60 semester hours, including a 600 clock-hour internship. A pre-practicum examination and comprehensive examination  must be passed for matriculation and graduation. This program is designed to fulfill the educational requirements for licensure as a Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio. The program may be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis, although some full-time study is urged.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge in: professional identity, social and cultural diversity, human growth and development, career development, helping relationships, group work, assessment, and research and program evaluation.
  2. Meet the academic components required by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board to be eligible to sit for the Ohio Professional Counselor Licensure Examination (PCLE). Note: in Ohio, the PCLE is the examination that is necessary to earn the Professional Counselor (PC) license and eventually the Professional Clinical Counselor (PCC) license.
  3. Demonstrate foundational knowledge; knowledge of counseling, prevention, and intervention; knowledge of diversity and advocacy; knowledge of assessment; knowledge of research and evaluation; diagnostic knowledge.
  4. Demonstrate foundational skills and practices; skills and practices of counseling, prevention, and intervention; skills and practices of diversity and advocacy; skills and practices of assessment; skills and practices of research and evaluation; diagnostic skills and practices.

Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)