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The Graduate School

Clinical Mental Health Counseling



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 60 credit hours and is practitioner-oriented in the sense that students are required to complete 1,000 hours of field-based experience before graduation. 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 professional settings.

Interested in enrolling? Complete the Online Request Form. Students are also advised to go to the CMHC website and learn even more about the program. 

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . March 1

Graduate Program Director

Dr. Robert Zeglin
Associate Professor

The following items must be submitted no later then the deadline posted above. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been canceled, the decision can not be reversed. Applicants may apply for the next application cycle.

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements
  • University Requirements
    • A baccalaureate degree from an accepted institutional accreditor, 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.
    • Transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended. Admitted students will be prompted to provide official copies. 
  • Program Requirements
    • Resume
    • Letter of intent
      • Describe reasons for seeking admission to the CMHC program
      • Short and long term educational, research and professional goals
    • Three recommendation forms
      • Preferably at least one from a university faculty members
      • Recommenders are required to complete the rating form and may also submit a letter if they choose (they will receive an email with instructions)
    • A personal interview will be required for the top competitive candidates
      • Applicants will be contacted by the CMHC program directly if selected to participate in the interview process