Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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Master of Science (M.S.)


Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Why a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate Degree From Le Moyne?

From a clinical mental health counselor to a child and family treatment therapist to a victim’s advocate or clinical case manager, your options for a meaningful career with a master of science in clinical mental health counseling (CMHC) are endless.

To meet the increasing demand for mental health counselors in our communities, Le Moyne’s CMHC graduate degree program equips you to work in counseling, therapy, wellness and many different support careers. 

As a graduate, you’ll be an informed, caring, competent and ethical mental health practitioner, ready to enhance the overall well-being of your community.

The Future of Mental Health on the Heights

Two years. 60 credit hours. 700 hours of clinical experience. You’ll be in the field in no time.

The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Degree

This program allows you to complete 60 credit hours of coursework within two years. Classes are held in the late afternoon and early evening to support working professionals. All summer and winter classes are held online. Small cohorts of 15 students move collectively through the coursework as a community. You’ll complete 700 hours of clinical experience, which includes three practicum credits and 12 internship credits to meet the requirements and licensure standards for New York State.

CMHC Courses

Our curriculum explores values, perceptions, cultures, techniques and interventions for the prevention and treatment of a broad range of mental health issues and explores behaviors of clients from a variety of backgrounds and developmental stages.

CMHC Admissions

Admission is open to those with successful completion of prerequisite coursework in introductory psychology, introductory counseling, abnormal psychology and research methods or students with a bachelor’s degree in human services, psychology, counseling or related fields.

From rehabilitation counseling to marriage and family training to health and human services, our faculty brings decades of in-the-field experiences to the classroom.

New York State Licensure

The curriculum is designed to lead to eligibility to apply for a limited permit, provide preparation for the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam, and eventual full licensure as a mental health counselor in New York State. It should be noted that licensure in New York includes a background check. The licensure requirements can be found at: Each student will be responsible for applying for licensure upon completion of the degree.

I always wanted to be a counselor, and Le Moyne’s CMHC program made that dream a reality. I had to work full-time while in school, and I lived an hour away, but this program always made education accessible to me. I’m so grateful I found this program, its faculty and its fellow participants.”

Samantha Hallenbeck ’24
St. Ignatius

Questions? Get in touch.

Office of Graduate Admission

Grewen Hall 324

Priority Application Deadline – November 15

Fall 2025 Start

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