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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Course Sequencing and Student Progress

Each student enrolled in the program is assigned a faculty advisor who assists the student with course selection and navigating through the program. Each student is strongly encouraged to communicate frequently with his/her advisor. Coursework provides a balance between theory, practice, and experiential learning. The course sequence varies depending on the students' enrollment status (full or part-time) and enrollment in summer classes. The program can be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis. Most full time students complete the program in two years, including summers. Academic and professional development evaluations are made of all master's students each semester to ensure ongoing professional growth and completion of coursework in a timely manner. There are other important requirements for the master's degree in clinical mental health counseling at Mississippi State University. It is the student's responsibility to know them and to make sure his/her program of study conforms appropriately to these requirements. When in doubt, the student is urged to consult with his/her faculty advisor at all times.