Master of Science
Your life has a calling.
How will you answer it?
Gain the knowledge, values, and skills needed to improve the mental health of individuals, families, and groups. This holistic, faith-based learning experience includes rigorous academics, dynamic faculty interactions, and customized internships.
The MS in Professional Counseling — which includes a Clinical Mental Health Counseling specialization — will academically prepare students for state licensure as clinical mental health counselors. Students will learn how to address clients’ emotional, mental, and spiritual needs while maintaining a commitment to professional practice and service. In an educational environment which promotes active learning, students will integrate Christian beliefs and practices with the scholarship and professional standards of the counseling field.
Note: Students in SEU’s Masters of Science in Pastoral Care & Counseling may transfer into the MS in Professional Counseling to continue their education.
Credit Hours: 60
Degree delivery: Online
(Cohort model with annual, one-week, on-campus residency.)
Est. Program Length: 5 semesters
Practice hours: 1,000 completed during degree = 100 practicum (40 direct); 600 internship (240 direct)
Tuition: See rates
This degree will prepare you to practice as a mental-health counselor/therapist in a variety of settings, including:
After graduation, students must pass the National Counselor Exam (NCE) and complete the remaining clinical hour requirements* to obtain licensure. This supervised clinical internship is separate from the practice hours earned during the completion of their degree.
The Master of Science in Professional Counseling degree is a licensure preparation program for those who wish to become Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs in Florida) or Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs as designated in some other states). In order to obtain such licensure, candidates must apply and meet the full requirements of their state.
*Individual state licensure requirements vary; please verify licensure requirements for the state in which you reside.