M.S. Counseling - Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Program Goal

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Emphasis prepares students for a counseling career or for further advanced study. The program familiarizes students with the use of scientific thought and principles as applied to the practice of professional counseling.

Graduates demonstrate competence in the areas of psychological assessment, and mental health counseling. This rigorous and unique program includes a 600 clock hour supervised internship experience. This program meets or exceeds the educational requirements for becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Oklahoma as well as most other states.

Program Objectives

Our Masters-level graduates will possess expertise in the following areas:

  • Human growth and development
  • Helping relationships (individual and group)
  • Appraisal or assessment techniques
  • Counseling theories
  • Counseling methods and techniques (individual and group)
  • Research
  • Lifestyle and career development
  • Social, cultural, and family issues
  • Professional orientation.

Degree Available at

  • Tahlequah
  • Broken Arrow


Professional Licensure Disclosure

Students seeking licensure in another state are advised to contact the appropriate licensing board in that state to determine specific requirements of guidelines for reciprocity. Northeastern State University cannot confirm whether a particular licensure program meets requirements for licensure outside of the State of Oklahoma. Though reciprocity per state is undetermined, individuals can access the American Counseling Association  (ACA) website to get each state Board's contact information. The ACA has also provided a report with each state's licensure requirements. Click here to view a matrix of state-specific licensing information created by NSU. Note, licensing requirements are subject to change based on state Board's decisions, thus students are encouraged to review the ACA's previously-linked website.

For questions related to licensure, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Keller-Dupree at kellere@nsuok.edu).