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. The program is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) from 2016-2024.
This 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.
Program components include:
|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 February 1.
Application materials and information are available
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