Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.)

Application Deadlines

The M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program admits students once-per-year, for the Fall semester start date. Completed applications are due March 1st of the corresponding application year.

The Fall 2025 Admissions Cycle for the M.A. CMHC program will open during the Summer of 2024. Once available, the application link will be posted on this page of the School of Education & Human Sciences website.


Campbell University School of Education & Human Sciences offers a CACREP-accredited 60-semester-hour graduate program culminating in a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree. Upon graduation, students will have satisfied the educational requirements for licensure as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Please check your state licensing board’s website for more information about licensure as a LCMHCA and LCMHC. (NCBLCMHC).

The M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares students to practice psychotherapy, which involves the assessment and diagnosis of mental health disorders and counseling for individuals, couples, families, and groups. Students will learn to contextualize individuals and mental health concerns within an ecological framework, meaning counselors understand how social, governmental, and economic systems impact an individual’s mental health across the lifespan. In alignment with our counseling identity, students will engage in critical self-reflection and learn to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with their clients characterized by authenticity, curiosity, nonjudgment, empathy, and unconditional positive regard.

Within a caring and challenging environment, the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program strives to facilitate the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills which will help prepare graduate students to make appropriate contributions to diverse clients, institutions, and society. 

Campbell University School of Education & Human Sciences offers a supportive community for learning. As part of Campbell’s identity as an inclusive Christian university, we are committed to celebrating diversity across all gender, racial, ethnic, sexual, and spiritual identities. We aim to foster an environment that promotes a culturally affirming ethos in our classrooms and counseling spaces.

View Student Data and Outcomes for information about counseling students, including admissions and enrollment data, graduation, and NCE exam outcomes. 

Special Characteristics and Accreditation

Currently, all graduates have a 100% pass rate on the National Counselor’s Exam (NCE) and our scores are above CACREP and non-CACREP University National Averages.

Course of Study

Students enrolled in full-time studies can expect to complete the program in three years (typically registering for two courses per semester). Students in the clinical mental health program must take courses during the fall, spring and summer sessions in order to complete the program. Courses are offered in seated, online, and hybrid formats with seated courses occurring in the evenings.

Candidates for the CACREP-accredited Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling must complete the following courses (60 semester hours). This program is not designed to allow students to meet North Carolina School Counselor licensure requirements. This will allow students to be eligible to become licensed clinical mental health counselors (LCMHC) in North Carolina.

CMHC Schema Sheet


Clinical Mental Health Counseling Handbook


For information about the CACREP accredited M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling curriculum, please contact Dr. Karen Jeannette at

For information about Admissions for the M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, please contact the Graduate Admissions office at

For information about Tuition & Fees for the M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, please visit the Bursar’s Office website.