MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Have you seen the growing tension in the world and dreamt of helping those around you as a licensed professional counselor? The master of arts in clinical mental health counseling (CMHC) provides solid clinical instruction along with sound biblical training. Our professors have extensive experience and are able to illustrate from personal example the application of counseling principles and how they practically integrate their faith in the counseling field.

While the program is academically challenging, students also have the opportunity for hands-on application of theory through the on-site practicum at Shepherd's Gate Counseling Center and through Denver Seminary’s extensive network of off-campus internships. The degree is CACREP accredited and prepares students for counseling licensure in the state of Colorado as well as for the National Counselor Exam (NCE). Additionally, students in this program take part in our Professional Development Program as they grow during their time at Denver Seminary.

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How can I use this degree?

  • Counseling in environments that require licensure, such as in a private or group practice or a community agency
  • Counseling in church and other parachurch ministry settings

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Program Descriptive Data

  • Admission: approximately 90 students per year (60 in Fall, and 30 in Spring)
  • Graduation: 49 students (2017-18 Academic Year)
  • Program Completion Rates: click here
  • Gender distribution: 76% female; 24% male
  • Age Range: 21 to 67
  • Median Age: 32
  • Marital Status: 60% single; 40% married
  • Licensing Exam Pass Rate: 96% (National Counselor Exam)
  • Employment Rate: 87% (statistic based on those responding to the 2018 alumni survey)
  • Program Assessment Report for 2018
For more information about this degree program, please contact the Admissions Office or call 303.762.6937.