Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Florida State’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program consists of five full semesters of academic coursework, practica, and internship. Upon completing the 60 credit hour program, you will earn both a master’s (M.S.) and a specialist (Ed.S.) degree.

During the program, you will practice in a variety of settings. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program has connections with a number of organizations. These allow you to gain hands-on experience in settings like:

  • independent practices
  • community agencies
  • managed behavioral health care organizations
  • hospitals
  • military organizations
  • hospice care
  • employee assistance programs
  • student counseling centers
  • prisons
  • substance abuse centers

Our Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Upon graduation, you will be eligible for licensure in Florida and other states as a mental health counselor.