Counseling - Mental Health Counseling (MSEd)
Program at a Glance
|Degree: Master of Science in Education|
|Darden College of Education: Department of Counseling and Human Services|
|Cost: $412 per credit hour *|
|Required: 60 credit hours|
|Course Delivery Modes: 2-way extended campusAttend class at a site for a live, broadcast course. Instructor & students can all see and talk to each other., Practicum / InternshipA practicum or internship is a required part of this program., 2-way onlineAttend a live course using 2-way software on a computer or mobile device. Instructor & students can see and talk to each other.|
As a graduate of ODU's clinical mental health counseling specialization, you'll have completed all coursework required to become a licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and can begin your two years of supervised experience required to become an LPC upon graduation from the program.
You also will have the necessary courses and field experiences to apply to become National Certified Counselors (NCC). Requirements for licensure vary by state; please check with state agencies for details.
Why ODU for Mental Health Counseling?
This specialization has been designed to meet the standards of the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
Admissions for this M.S.Ed. Distance Learning Program is deferred indefinitely. Please check the department’s web site periodically for updates. The next application deadline for the ON CAMPUS program (Norfolk) is March 1, 2014.
A variety of factors in addition to the standard application materials are considered when reviewing applicants. Details are listed at the program's web site.
This counseling degree program requires a 100-hour practicum in an approved mental health agency setting and a 600-hour internship in mental health counseling agencies. A list of required courses is on the department's web page.
Although most of the classes are available in a 2-way format, students are required to take three classes (nine credit hours) in residence at the New College Institute in Martinsville, Virginia. They are COUN 633, 634, and 644.
2-way online: Attend a live course using 2-way software on a computer or mobile device. Instructor and students can see and talk to each other.
2-way extended campus: Attend class at a site for a live, broadcast course. Instructor and students can all see and talk to each other.
Practicum / Internship: A practicum or internship is a required part of this program.
Mental Health Counseling Careers
- Professional Counselor (LPC)
- National Certified Counselor (NCC)
- Private Practice
- Rehabilitation Agencies
- Mental Health Programs
- Law Enforcement/ Corrections
- Case Management
- Substance Abuse Recovery
- Adoption/Childcare Agencies
- Nursing Home/Retirement Communities
- Residential Treatment Programs
- University Mental Health Services
|Graduate Distance Learning Tuition Classification||Cost per credit hour|
|Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile)||$412|
|Students living outside of Virginia||$412|
|* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile||$1048|
Rates are effective Summer 2013 and subject to change. Please visit the Admission & Financial Aid web site for complete tuition details.
* For questions about domicile or “in-state” status as it applies to tuition rates, please visit the University Registrar.
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