Our program provides you with the counseling skills needed in clinical mental health settings. Study human development and behavior, individual and group counseling dynamics, research methodology, and psychological evaluation. You can also pursue an area of expertise in Substance Abuse or Family Systems.
Program graduates qualify to become a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maine. Those pursuing expertise in Substance Abuse can also qualify to serve as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC).
Pursue an area of interest
If you choose, you can take specialized electives that will allow you to pursue your interest in the following areas: children, family systems, use of the creative arts, mind-body approaches, spirituality, substance-use, or college mental health.
In our Clinical Mental Health concentration, students establish their professional identity through the development of facilitative and interpersonal communication skills. More than 98% of program graduates have been successfully employed in the field — or have chosen to pursue further education.
During your internship, you’ll meet one-on-one with clients under the supervision of a licensed mental health clinician. The experience encourages personal growth and allows you to develop attitudes, values, and beliefs that facilitate the counseling process.
Graduate student support
Our Office of Graduate Studies connects you with opportunities for professional development, scholarships, and graduate assistantships. They also foster our graduate student community through Peer Mentorship and the Graduate Student Board.
Our faculty are deeply committed to student success, often involving students in their research and presentations. Faculty members engage in continous scholarship related to areas such as counselor self care, altruism and moral courage, rehabilitation and aging, suicide awareness, and resiliency.
Scholarships offer financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. We encourage students in graduate degree programs to apply for scholarship opportunities.
Admission information: MS in Counseling — Clinical Mental Health Concentration
Application deadlines & interview timelines
|Deadline & timeline||Fall term start||Spring term start|
|Application deadline||February 15||October 1|
|Interview timeline||March 15-22||November 1-7|