Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.S.)

Mission Statement:  Preparing skilled, knowledgeable, and competent helpers for the professional field of clinical mental health counseling.

The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is designed to meet the needs of college graduates who desire training in counseling-psychotherapy and wish to provide such services to individuals, couples, groups, and families. Freed-Hardeman University's M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program integrates elements of the core mental health professions with principles of the Christian faith to produce graduates ready for the clinical practice of clinical mental health counseling.

The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling requires that students satisfactorily complete 61 semester hours of course work and pass a comprehensive exam. Included in the 61 hours are a practicum and an internship, in which students complete counseling and counseling-related activities.  These experiences take place in appropriate counseling settings under the supervision of well-trained counselor supervisors.  For further information, please contact our Office of Graduate Studies office at 1-800-FHU-FHU1, ext. 6101 or 731-989-6101.

Career Opportunities. A master's degree in clinical mental health counseling (with additional graduate work and licensure where required) may lead to employment in a variety of settings, such as community agencies, children and family services agencies, churches, counseling clinics, business-employee assistance programs, and private practice. Further study at the doctoral level may prepare students for faculty positions at various schools, colleges, and universities.

Program Advisor

James Dalton, M.S., Ph.D., LPC/MHSP, CCMHC
Director, M.S. Counseling

OM 109; 731-989-6643

Admissions Contact

Sara Wood
Director of Graduate Admissions



The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has granted accreditation to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.S.) program at Freed-Hardeman University.

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Program of Study M.S. Degree (Major in Clinical Mental Health Counseling)
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