MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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The MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Neumann University

The Department of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Neumann offers a 60-credit Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling as well as certificate pastoral counseling programs for advanced study (CAS) and in the category of Certified Pastoral Care Specialist (CPCP).

Clinical mental health counseling at Neumann is taught as a holistic approach to mental health counseling, which affirms the active and ongoing interrelationship between clinical experience, spiritual reality, and mental health outreach. The program educates students to see the sacred in ordinary experiences and to integrate psychology and spirituality in a rigorous, informed, and clinically responsible way.

The program, grounded in the holistic spirit of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi, welcomes people of all faiths and spiritual practices. The aim of each is to prepare students to meet the unique mental and spiritual demands of a culturally diverse world in an ecumenical and collegial setting.

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What is pastoral clinical mental health counseling?

So, what is pastoral clinical mental health counseling? Students pursuing a master's in pastoral clinical mental health counseling receive the same...

What is pastoral clinical mental health counseling?

So, what is pastoral clinical mental health counseling? Students pursuing a master's in pastoral clinical mental health counseling receive the same training and instruction as other clinical mental health counselors, but they integrate a pastoral perspective into every part of who they are and what they do. 

This integration of spirituality allows pastoral counselors to care for their clients from a holistic and integrated perspective, acknowledging the connection between the body, mind, and spirit. It’s one of the most impactful fields today.

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What is a typical clinical mental health counseling salary?

Based on research from ZipRecruiter, the average salary for clinical mental health counselors today is about $62,000. Salaries range based...

What is a typical clinical mental health counseling salary?

Based on research from ZipRecruiter, the average salary for clinical mental health counselors today is about $62,000. Salaries range based on location: $40,000 (25th percentile) to $73,500 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $104,000 annually across the United States.

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What is the clinical mental health counseling job outlook?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of clinical mental health counseling is projected to grow an astounding 23 percent in...

What is the clinical mental health counseling job outlook?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of clinical mental health counseling is projected to grow an astounding 23 percent in the next ten years, significantly higher than the national average for all other occupations (5 percent).

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Where do mental health counselors work?

Students who choose to pursue a master’s degree in pastoral clinical mental health counseling will be prepared for a career in clinical practice in a variety...

Where do mental health counselors work?

Students who choose to pursue a master’s degree in pastoral clinical mental health counseling will be prepared for a career in clinical practice in a variety of settings. An MS in pastoral clinical mental health counseling is a highly flexible degree and offers graduates the opportunity to work in a variety of environments including mental health agencies, private practice, faith-based counseling organizations, rehabilitation programs, schools, hospitals and other health institutions, nonprofits, and various government programs.

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How long is the program?

Full-time students typically graduate within 3 years, and part-time students typically graduate within 4 years. Our program is a 60-credit program with 20 courses. All...

How long is the program?

Full-time students typically graduate within 3 years, and part-time students typically graduate within 4 years. Our program is a 60-credit program with 20 courses. All students are required to take all 20 courses, and students should be prepared to take classes during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

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What format do you offer?

Our courses meet every other week from 5-9pm on campus, and each course has additional online or alternative instruction. Courses in the Fall and Spring span a 14-week...

What format do you offer?

Our courses meet every other week from 5-9pm on campus, and each course has additional online or alternative instruction. Courses in the Fall and Spring span a 14-week semester. Summer courses are offered in the same format, although some are offered weekly from 5-9pm with additional online or alternative instruction over a 7-week semester.

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What do I need to apply?

The program accepts incoming students for the Fall and Spring semesters. Our program offers rolling admissions, and application deadlines differ by semesters. You can visit...

What do I need to apply?

The program accepts incoming students for the Fall and Spring semesters. Our program offers rolling admissions, and application deadlines differ by semesters. You can visit our admissions page or contact an admissions counselor for more details: gradadultadmiss@neumann.edu.

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What are the prerequisites?

A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited, degree-granting institution with a 3.00 GPA. The GRE is not required for admission.

What are the prerequisites?

A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited, degree-granting institution with a 3.00 GPA. The GRE is not required for admission.

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Do you accept international graduates in this program?

Yes, we do.

Do you accept international graduates in this program?

Yes, we do.

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