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Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MA

The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) prepares students to help children and adults cope with difficult life events such as physical illness, the death of a loved one, and relationship problems or divorce. It also shows students how to diagnose and manage serious mental illnesses and obtain resources and support.

The program satisfies academic requirements for licensure as a professional counselor and clinical professional counselor in the State of Illinois. It also meets the academic requirements for national certification in mental health counseling (CCMHC) and national counselor certification (NCC). 


Why Roosevelt for Your Master’s Degree

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A Record of Success

The program boasts a job placement rate and licensure/certification examination pass rate both over 90%.

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Develop Your Skills With Real Patients

Counseling students complete intensive internships at local counseling and community agencies during the final year of study and apply their knowledge gained in class to the real world.

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Grow Your Professional Network

The Roosevelt Counseling Association — a highly active student organization — fosters strong connections with classmates and future colleagues.


“At Roosevelt, I’m surrounded by a strong and consistent unit of support every day. From my peers and other members of the Roosevelt Counseling Association to my professors and faculty advisors, I always have a community of encouragement and understanding.”


Angelica Marrufo, 2015
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate, Roosevelt University