Department of Social Work and Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The CACREP Accredited MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) is designed to be consistent with the educational requirements for licensure as a professional counselor in Pennsylvania. The program is consistent with many other state licensure codes and a non-Pennsylvania student may be license eligible in another state as a counselor. 

Program Director
Kristin A. Vincenzes, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS

117 Akeley Hall, Lock Haven University


(570) 484-2473

The program’s online, year round (fall, spring, summer) web-based delivery enables working adults the flexibility to progress through the program on a part-time or full-time basis, at a reasonable pace, without interrupting their career.

This 60 credit, three year full-time (or four year part-time) graduate program is offered primarily online and consists of 51 credits of common core courses related to counseling, assessment, differential diagnosis and treatment planning. Nine additional credits of courses related to specializations such as counseling military/veterans and their families, counseling children and adolescents, or a general clinical mental health counseling specialization track are also required. Within the common core curriculum is a 100 hour practicum and 600 hour internship requirement that will be conducted in the student's local area with face-to-face supervision in a site approved by the university faculty.


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