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Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Candidates for the program must meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an institution fully accredited by one of the recognized accrediting agencies
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 OR a 3.0 or higher on the last 64 hours of required coursework
  • Official scores on the CAAP, or equivalent test scores

Upon completion, students are prepared for employment in the community, private practice, or agency setting.

Please visit the financial aid web page for tuition assistance and scholarship information. The Graduate Bulletin has additional information on admission, degree requirements, programs of study, and more. Apply Online

checkmarkProgram of Study checkmarkTwo-Year Course Rotation

Students are responsible for making sure they have met all graduation requirements. Students must familiarize themselves with the DSU Graduate Bulletin under which they entered the Counselor Education Program.

Academic advising is mandatory for Counselor Education majors. All Counselor Education majors are assigned an advisor. The advisor list is posted below as well as in the Counselor Education suite on the third floor of Ewing Hall. Students must see their assigned advisor prior to registering for courses. Advisors will have sign-up sheets posted outside of their offices a week before pre-registration. Students must sign-up for an appointment no later than 3:00 P.M. the day prior to the scheduled meeting. Students are responsible for updating their curriculum sheet and bringing a tentative list of courses to their advising appointment.

A – E Mistie Barnes EW 341 846-4360
F – L Stephanie Bell EW 344 846-4393
M – R Mary Bess Pannel EW 340 846-4392
S – Z Bryon Pickens EW 342 846-4389
checkmark The Counselor Education Student Handbook contains the following:

          • Description of the program
          • Curriculum for School and Clinical tracks
          • Program policies
          • Internship requirements
          • Schedule of class offerings
          • Program of study for both tracks

checkmark Counseling Laboratory Handbook contains policies for CED 604 Counseling Practicum.

Important Links:
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Mistie Barnes, Ed.D., LPC-S, RPT-S Assistant Professor of Counselor Education Ewing 341, 662-846-4360George Beals, PhD, LPC Coordinator of Counselor Education Program Ewing 343, 662-846-4355

Chaiqua Harris, PhD, NCC Instructor of Counselor Education Ewing 344, 662-846-4363 Bryon Pickens, EdD Assistant Professor of Counselor Education Ewing 342, 662-846-4389 Juawice M. McCormick, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, NCSC Assistant Professor of Counselor Education Ewing 340, 662-846-4392 Catherine Bishop Vincent, MA, LPC, NCC Counseling Laboratory Director Ewing 338, 662-846-4364

The faculty & staff of the Delta State University Counselor Education Program, through teaching, training, supervision, & experiential activity, develop ethical, competent, & culturally sensitive counselors who are prepared to work in school or community settings. Program faculty seek to strengthen the profession by modeling for students the professional expectation of continued growth & learning, interpersonal awareness, & practical application of sound principles & practices in their work as professional counselors.