The CMHC will provide you with numerous learning
opportunities inside and outside of the classroom. Here you will learn in small
class sizes and work together with notable faculty. Furthermore, the CMHC is
fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related
Educational Programs (CACREP). The CMHC Program is a practitioner-scientist
program consisting of 60 credit hours including 1,000 hours of clinical
experience. This program meets the educational requirements for licensure in
the State of Florida as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC).
This full-time, cohort model program is designed to
provide comprehensive training for individuals who wish to counsel diverse
populations in a variety of mental health settings. Curricular experiences
encompass opportunities to explore the life-span, social, and cultural
foundations of behavior; practice psychotherapeutic and diagnostic skills; and
complete extensive field experiences in order to apply knowledge and skills in
Students are advised to go to the CMHC website and
learn even more about the program. Students are also encouraged to apply early to be competitive for one of our prestigious
Graduate Assistantships, Graduate Scholarships or Graduate Fellowships. You can
find more information about these funding sources here.
Students are admitted to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program for the fall semester only.
Fall Term . . . . . . . . March 1
Admits during fall term only
- A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.
Additional program requirements:
Students should be aware that admission into any graduate program is granted on a competitive basis. Students meeting minimum requirements may be denied admission based on such factors as program capacity or academic discretion. Likewise, students may be considered for admission as an exception if stated admissions criteria are not met.
For more information on how to apply click here.
Additional requirements for International applicants can be found here.
Curriculum and Requirements
of the Program
15 - 20
Students enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health program receive joint clinical training and supervision from University of North Florida faculty and clinical directors at over 30 different mental health and addictions service providers. In addition, faculty and students are connected to the Jacksonville community by collaborating with local mental health initiatives and organizations (e.g. Behavioral Health Network of Northeast Florida, Mental Health America of Northeast Florida, Safe and Healthy Duval Coalition) to advocate for increased
clinical care of the mentally ill and to create community mental wellness.