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Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling


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The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares students to:

  • Develop strong clinical skills through academic training, hands-on experience, and personal and spiritual growth.
  • Earn an accredited degree that prepares for licensure as a Professional Counselor.
  • Integrate spirituality and counseling.
  • Counsel in a variety of settings, journeying with the client toward healing and wholeness.

The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a 66-credit hour curriculum that emphasizes Christian integration, academic rigor, and clinical excellence. Richmont offers flexible day, evening, and weekend classes that fit your busy schedules.  The program can be completed in as quickly as 2 years or up to 4 years.  Small class sizes create a cohort feel and allow for personal interaction with distinguished faculty.

The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is designed to provide specialized graduate training in proven counseling methods combined with sound theological principles. This degree fulfills the academic requirements in most states for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) and certification as a national certified counselor (NCC).

Graduate Certificate Options include:

  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Trauma Counseling
  • Christian Sex Therapy
  • Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • Spirituality and Counseling Practice
  • Addictions Counseling
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Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Outcomes

  • Total Graduates (summer 2021 – spring 2022):  62
  • Completion Rate: 73%
  • Licensure Examination Pass Rate:  100%
  • Job Placement Rate* (180 days post-graduation):  83%

(*)Based on available 2022 data from survey responses

Richmont Graduate University is founded on principles that adhere to the National Association of Evangelicals Statement of Faith appearing below. This statement has been affirmed by more than seventy denominations and thus represents a broad evangelical consensus. All faculty members affirm this statement, and students who attend the Richmont will be taught from a Christian perspective.

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whom the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe God’s redemptive purpose will be consummated by the return of Christ to raise the dead, judge all people and establish His glorious kingdom.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Application Requirements

School of Counseling Applicants

  • School of Counseling application form with a $50 nonrefundable application fee (payable online)
  • One official transcript from each college attended
  • One official copy of the GRE or MAT (Miller Analogies Test) scores
  • Three completed reference forms. These include one character, one pastoral, and one former professor/recent employer.
  • A professional essay (download the application checklist for details)
  • A resume of vocational experience

Application Checklist – School of Counseling

Want to learn more about the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling?

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