Chadron State College
Chadron State College

Master of Arts in Education - Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program prepares students to work professionally in various public and private counseling agencies. In Nebraska, as well as most states, persons must be licensed by the state to engage in counseling or therapy. A teaching degree is not required for admittance into the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. Students will be expected to be on campus for some of the program.

Entrance requirements

  • Complete application
  • Earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from the college/university which issued bachelor's degree.
  • Official transcripts from any institutions attended after receiving bachelor's degree (if applicable)
  • Application to the Counseling program is a 2-step process. All students are required to:
    1. Successfully complete the interview for the purpose of assessing candidate qualities in the areas of motivation for professional development, communication skills, self-awareness, confidence, and experience working with diverse populations, and
    2. Attend the Counseling Program's Orientation.

Students must successfully complete the Counseling Interview prior to completing their first semester of the Counseling Program. The Counseling Interview is an individual student interview with the Counseling faculty. Only Counseling students accepted by the Counseling faculty following the Counseling Interview will be invited to attend the Counseling Orientation. The Counseling Interview is conducted in Chadron, Nebraska, while the Counseling Orientation is offered each semester in both North Platte and Chadron, Nebraska. Graduate Counseling students must attend both meetings (Counseling Interview and Counseling Orientation) to continue to be a degree seeking student.

Master of Arts in Education – Clinical Mental Health Counseling