Master's of Education:
Counseling

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Track

Overview

Wichita State University's M.Ed. in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling track, is designed to prepare students for licensure by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (Licensed Professional Counselor - LPC) and certification by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Clinical mental health counseling courses are offered by face-to-face, hybrid, and online.


Career Opportunities

Completing a M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares the student to find a career in clinics, hospitals, school-based mental health program, and private practice. This degree will focus on the development of your ability to use: addiction counseling, mental health counseling, career counseling, marriage and family counseling, children and adolescent counseling, grief and loss counseling, and play therapy.


Licensure

Students seeking to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Kansas must submit a completed application packet to Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (700 S.W Harrison St. Ste 420, Topeka, Kansas 66603-3929. Phone: 785-296-3240). The Board makes all decisions regarding licensure eligibility. The MEd in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health track, meets the academic course work requirements stipulated by the Board for licensure as an LPC.

Students must pass the LPC Board's licensure examination to be licensed. The exam is the National Counselor Exam (NCE). Additional information is available at www.nbcc.org.


Degree Requirements

The M.Ed. in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling track consists of 60 graduate hours.  All syllabi are provided for prospective, current and past students, but it should be noted that each is subject to modification by the individual instructor when the course is taught. The courses include:



Admission Requirements

When applying for admission to the Master's in Counseling program, you must submit to the Graduate School:

Once the Graduate School forwards the application to the Department, it will request:

  1. A statement of professional goals
  2. A résumé
  3. The names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references to provide reference information

Upon receipt of this information, the departmental screening committee will make recommendations concerning admission decisions for the master's program in counseling.

Application Process
You can view the progress of your admission status by visiting wichita.edu/onestop and click on Track My Progress. For information on how you will be notified of your admission decision, please click here.


Background Check Requirement

Upon admission and prior to their first semester, all students admitted to the Counseling program must clear a criminal background check. Click here for instructions.