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Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.A.

Program Requirements


GraduatingGraduate Degree Programs in Counseling

The Department of Counseling is an academic unit housed in the College of Health Professions and Social Work and not affiliated with CAPS – Counseling and Psychological Services within Student Health Services. It moved from the College of Education in the Fall of 2014.

Students admitted into these programs during the 2013-2014 academic year (fall 2013 through summer 2014) follow program requirements described in the 2013-2014 FGCU Catalog.

Students admitted into these programs beginning fall 2014 will follow program requirements in the online 2014-2015 FGCU Catalog.



Program Requirements for 2014-2015 

Required courses:

  • MHS 6021  Introduction to Community Mental Health (3)
  • MHS 6482  Lifespan Development (3)
  • MHS 6070  Mental Disorders (3)
  • MHS 6200  Appraisal Procedures (3)
  • MHS 6340  Career Development (3)
  • MHS 6404  Introduction to Counseling Theory and Technique (3)
  • MHS 6405  Advanced Counseling Theory (3)
  • MHS 6428 Cross-Cultural Counseling (3)
  • MHS 6450  Issues in Addictions and Abuse (3)
  • MHS 6470 Human Sexuality (3)
  • MHS 6500  Intro to Group Dynamics (3)
  • MHS 6621 Organizations, Administration, and Supervision (3)
  • MHS 6710  Research & Program Evaluation (3)
  • MHS 6700  Legal & Ethical Issues for the Counseling Profession (3)
  • MHS 6800  Practicum in Counseling (3)
  • MHS 6805 Advanced Practicum in Counseling (3)
  • MHS 6881  Clinical Internship I (2)
  • MHS 6882  Clinical Internship II (2)
  • MHS 6883  Clinical Internship III (3)
  • MHS 6888  Clinical Internship and Professional Development Seminar in Mental Health Counseling (3-4)
  • MHS 6886  Clinical Internship V (2)

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must satisfactorily complete the minimum number of credit hours specified by the graduate degree program.
  • A grade of B or higher or S for courses graded on a pass or fail basis must be earned in all Department graduate courses used as prerequisites and each core course.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in program.
  • Students must complete and pass a culminating demonstration of learning and competence at the end of the program. These may include comprehensive examinations, portfolios, special practicum projects, or research projects.

Transfer Notes and Acceptable Substitutes

The Department limits the transfer of coursework into its graduate programs to a maximum of 12 credits or three courses. To be considered, courses must have been completed with a minimum grade of B and no more than seven years prior to the date of entry into the graduate program and no more than ten years prior to graduation from the graduate program.