Clinical Mental Health Counseling

  • Program Overview

    Gannon University offers the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. The M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a 60 credit-hour program accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The program is accredited through 2017. CACREP, the professional accrediting body for counselor education, promotes the professional competence of counseling and related practitioners through preparation standards, excellence in program development, and accreditation of professional preparation programs.

    Founded in 1966, Gannon University's Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program benefits from a long standing tradition of success.  The mission of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is to educate and train students to become professional counselors who are committed to the wellness of individuals, families, groups, and the greater community.  The philosophy of the program focuses on the development of the competencies required of professional counselors.

    The 60 credit curriculum meets the counselor preparation standards for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania, and is consistent with licensure requirements for other states as well.  Gannon graduates have successfully achieved licensure in Ohio and New York.  Gannon also offers a 12 credit Certificate of Advanced Counselor Studies which is designed for post-graduates to meet the 60 credit requirement for LPC licensure.

    Program Options

    • Master of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling