Clinical Mental Health Counseling


The 60 hour master's degree includes 700 hours of actual hands-on experience working in clinical mental health settings. Courses are offered in a variety of formats, including 100% and partial Internet. Our 3-year plan of course offerings allow you and your faculty advisor to map-out a schedule that works for you and your busy lifestyle.

Certification and Licensing Information 

National Certified Counselor (NCC)

Because the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is accredited by CACREP, graduates are immediately eligible to receive their NCC (National Certified Counselor) designation upon passing the NCE (National Counselor Exam) administered by NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors). As a courtesy for students at Southeastern, the NCE is offered on campus for internship students. You can also learn more about this certification at the NBCC website,

Licensed Professional Counselor

A graduate of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program meets the coursework requirements to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) through the LPC Board of Examiners. However, licensing requirements also include a 3000 hour post-master's supervised experience working with clients, as well as a passing score on the licensing exam. For more information, including application forms, please go to the LPC Board of Examiners' website ( and click on Forms/Packets.


For more information or to speak to someone directly about our program, please email the Counseling Program Coordinator, Dr. Mary Ballard, at