Faculty: Holter, Meidinger (chair), Wilson
Degree Type: Master of Science
The Mental Health Studies major is a non-licensure eligible master’s degree available as an alternative degree completion path for students who are enrolled as master’s degree-seeking students in the Graduate Counseling Program, but who are unable or unwilling to complete the required clinical mental health, addiction, or school counseling internship. To be eligible for the Mental Health Studies Major, students must successfully complete all Graduate Counseling Program requirements except for the internship.
Students who choose this degree option will not be able to return later and convert the Master of Science with a major in Mental Health Studies to a Master of Science with a major in Counseling degree. However, students may reapply as non-degree seeking in the future, complete their missing internship(s), and be eligible for counseling licensure (depending on state licensing board requirements).