Clinical Counseling Degree - Master of Science
The Master of Science in Clinical Counseling (MSCC) is a 60-credit graduate program modeled on national licensing standards for individuals who are preparing to deliver direct mental health services and are pursuing mental health licensure to deliver these services*. The MSCC is inclusive of 100 hours of practicum (observation hours) and 900 hours of clinical internship (direct client contact). Residential and online students are responsible to complete these practicum and clinical internship hours under the supervision of a licensed therapist. Online students may complete clinical hours in their home state through an accountability and approval process with Bellevue University's Internship Director. Candidates must satisfy prerequisite requirements of 6 credit hours in the behavioral sciences.
*Educational requirements for licensure vary from state to state. It is your responsibility to evaluate whether the Master of Science in Clinical Counseling meets the licensure requirements particular to the state in which you plan to practice.
It is the student's responsibility to confirm with the Department of Human Services in his/her respective state to guarantee necessary coursework meets current licensure requirements. If the student did not apply for licensure upon completion of the first degree, he/she may need additional coursework that was not a part of the first degree.
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