Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Master of Arts

The CEP department offers a Clinical Mental Health Counseling program which leads to a Masters of Arts degree (M.A.).  The program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).  It prepares professional counselors to perform mental health counseling in agencies, hospitals, and private practice.  Successful completion of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program qualifies students to pursue licensure as clinical mental health counselors with the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board. 

Annual application deadline:  February 1

For more information on program application requirements and process, see Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.A., program website.  


The 60-credit counseling curriculum requires two years full-time study or three years part time study on campus, and covers the following areas:  human development, appraisal; diagnosis and treatment planning; individual, family and group counseling; consultation; career/life planning; research; and professional issues.  Specialized training and supervised experience is offered in mental health agencies, hospitals, and in schools.

Program of Study

Prefix Title Credits
CEPY 5120Human Development3
CEPY 5130Multicultural Counseling3
CEPY 5170Professional Issues in Mental Health Counseling3
CEPY 5180Addictions Counseling3
CEPY 5210Research Methods3
CEPY 5220Testing, Assessment, and Psychometric Theory3
CEPY 5230Counseling Theory and Technique3
CEPY 5240Child and Adolescent Counseling Theory and Technique3
CEPY 5250Family Therapy Theory and Technique3
CEPY 5260Group Work Theory and Technique3
CEPY 5270Diagnosis and Treatment Planning3
CEPY 5320Career/Life Planning and Vocational Assessment3
CEPY 5985Counseling Practicum3
CEPY 5998Counseling Internship12
Elective Classes6
CEPY 5280Primary Care Psychology3
Total Credits60