Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Master of Science

Bring hope to a hurting world as a Licensed Professional Counselor.

JBU’s Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares students for certification as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). One of the nation’s fastest-growing careers, mental health counseling can be richly rewarding for compassionate, empathetic people who want to make a significant difference in the lives of others.

JBU's graduate counseling programs are widely known for producing excellent counselors and therapists. With an average passage rate of over 90% on national board exams and an emphasis on clinical preparation, JBU trains you to make a significant impact on families and communities.

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The Facts

Program Length

The M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is 64 credit hours. A student can choose to pursue both an M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and an M.S in Marriage & Family Therapy--totaling 79 credit hours. Time to completion depends on whether a student pursues this degree part-time or full-time. 

Course Format

Face-to-face Counseling courses are offered in multiple locations: Fort Smith, Little Rock, Rogers, and Siloam Springs. Around one-third of the courses are available online. 

Play Therapy Emphasis

Students in this program can choose to emphasize in Play Therapy, which uses a variety of play and creative arts techniques to better assist children to communicate their thoughts and feelings.