Do you enjoy helping people with their emotional and mental health? Are you interested in becoming a licensed counselor? Eastern Kentucky University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Educationally Related Programs. This program will prepare you for your career as a licensed professional counselor.

Degree Concentrations

Master of Arts
Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Admissions Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in any field
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall or 3.25 in the last 60 hours completed OR students with undergraduate GPA below 3.0 overall (or 3.25 in the last 60 hours completed) will be required to submit GRE scores of 146 Verbal, 140 Quantitative, and 4.0 Analytical Writing OR MAT (Miller Analogies Test) score of 365
  • Personal essay
  • Resume
  • Participation in group interview


Where are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • Private practice
  • Community mental health centers
  • Hospitals
  • Residential treatment centers

Career Outlook

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Clinical Mental Health (Master of Arts – M.A.) Program Description