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Clinical Mental Health (MS)

Concentration Coordinator

Dr. Pamela Cogdal, Ph.D.
Ball Hall 100b

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program in Counseling at The University of Memphis is formulated for individuals from diverse populations interested in acquiring the skills associated with becoming a licensed professional counselor. The Masters program (M.S.) is appropriate for individuals whose career interests include clinical counselor preparation with subsequent employment in community agencies, private practice, hospitals, or non-profit organizations. The mission of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program faculty is to prepare counselors who will ethically promote the well-being of individuals, families, mental health organizations and communities located in metropolitan, rural and global settings.

Graduates of the M.S. degree program (Clinical Mental Health Counseling) are well-prepared to assume entry level counseling positions in clinical environments. Individuals admitted into the program will learn in an environment created to afford students opportunities to achieve academic, professional, and personal success.  Prior to being admitted to the Mental Health Counseling program, applicants must demonstrate potential to become a counselor, shown through previous educational, work or volunteer experience.  Upon admission to the program demonstrated effectiveness as a counselor in training is required.  

The program requires completion of a minimum of sixty (60) graduate hours of academic coursework, to include the successful completion of a practicum (3 graduate hours/150 clock hours) and internship (9 graduate hours/600 clock hours) and successfully passing the comprehensive examination.


In an ongoing effort to maintain excellence, please take a few moments to peruse the most recent (2009 CACREP Standards) CACREP On-site Visiting Team report related to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.


Program Deadlines

  • Fall Semester Application Deadline: March 1
  • Spring Semester Application Deadline: October 1

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