Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.S.

The Master in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) prepares individuals to provide counseling services, mental health evaluations, and referrals to ameliorate and prevent cognitive and emotional crises as well as personal and interpersonal problems. Instruction will include coursework on individual and group counseling, psychotherapy theory and practice, human development, psychological assessment, psychopathology and diagnostics, professional standards and ethics as well as the governing laws and regulations of the field. Successful graduates will be eligible for employment and licensure as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of Utah.

Matriculation Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (with official transcripts from all institutions attended). The degree can be in any discipline, provided student meets the expected GPA and prerequisite coursework.   

GPA Requirements

The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

Prerequisite Coursework: 

  • General or Introductory Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Intro to Counseling (or equivalent)
  • Research Methods
  • Statistics

Complete the UVU Graduate School Application.

Personal Interview 

All candidates will be screened and those deemed to meet or exceed basic application requirements may be invited for an interview. This interview does not guarantee acceptance into the program as students will compete with all other applicants for matriculation into a cohort.

Three total letters of recommendation from academic and professional sources.