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Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

University of Western States Masters Programs

April, October MSc 8-12 quarters

About the course


The clinical mental health counseling (CMHC) curriculum at University of Western States (UWS) is supported by research in the field, evidence-based practices and clinical experiences provided by highly-trained faculty.

The clinical mental health counseling (CMHC) master’s program is designed for students who want to diagnose and treat those with mental health disorders as licensed counselors. As careers progress, students can become clinical supervisors and clinical counselor program administrators.

The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling integrates sport and performance content. The CMHC graduate program emphasizes a systems approach in which students consider the influence of families, groups, teams and organizations on individual mental health and

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Entry Requirements

GPA Requirements: Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
Since this is an online program, you must have access to a reliable computer, basic computer skills and a dependable connection to the internet.

Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities
Personal statement discussing experiences in and fit for the profession
Complete a successful interview (video conference, phone, or face to face) with the director or designee (interview will only be scheduled after applicant has submitted a completed university application meeting the minimum requirements including fee payment)
Pass a criminal history background check


$525 U.S. per credit hour - 90 credit hours - as of Summer 2019

Course Content

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Student Profile(s)

Gloria Rendon

Bio – Gloria Rendon, MS, LCAS, CCS, is a licensed clinical addiction specialist and clinical counseling supervisor. She received her undergraduate degree from Campbell University in North Carolina and her graduate degree from Grand Canyon University in Arizona. She has been employed in several sectors of mental health including inpatient treatment for substance use disorders, outpatient recovery support for addiction, inpatient psychiatric treatment facilities, private practice and business and clinical development. Rendon takes pride in not only working with clients, but also with other clinicians and government agencies. Her areas of expertise have been primarily focused on substance use disorders as well as co-occurring disorders. She has been involved with the National Alliance for Mental Illness, Addiction Professionals of North Carolina, The Fisher House, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, local halfway house advocacy, legislation for the education of the public regarding HIV and Hepatitis C, the Zero Suicide Initiative, Joint Commission and national grant funding for chemical dependency education programs at the university level. Rendon hopes to expand her licensure on a national level, continue to develop clinical programs and treatment facilities and become a mental health professor.

Why did you choose UWS?

UWS demonstrates succinct efforts to educate students by utilizing evidence-based practices, ethical behavior and by modeling professional doctoral standards. Since selecting UWS, the university continues to display their attention to detail within each degree curriculum. It is clear that professors are chosen based on their lived experiences, ability to provide thoughtful and honest instruction to students and support evidence-based material throughout each class. The advanced library support at UWS, user-friendly, web-based learning platform and several student-directed resource options make it a clear choice for a successful and enjoyable online learning experience.

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