Eastern Michigan University  

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is a 60 semester hour master’s degree program of studies that is intended for students who seek licensure as professional counselors and employment in community-based mental health centers, hospitals and other treatment centers, and private practice.  The program prepares graduates to work with clients presenting with a range of mental and emotional disorders, as well as to promote mental health and wellness.  Candidates who are selected for this program are expected to make a major commitment to their graduate level training and education as well as to enroll in course work on a regular basis.  The program includes a 100 clock-hour practicum experience and a 600 clock-hour supervised counseling internship experience. This program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body that evaluates and grants accreditation to graduate-level programs in professional counseling.  The program meets the academic and internship requirements for limited licensure as a professional counselor (LLPC) in the State of Michigan.  Information on full licensure as a professional counselor is available in the Student Handbook for Counseling Programs at
The program may meet requirements for licensure in other states that require 60-semester hour master’s degree programs; however, specific course requirements vary from state to state.

Re-Accreditation In-Process

Institution Location

304 Porter Building
Ypsilanti MI, US
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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Program Degree


Program Contact

Dr. Irene Mass Ametrano
  • Graduates of this program are considered CACREP graduates beginning January 15, 2012
  • Accreditation Start Date: July 15, 2013
  • Accreditation Expiration: October 31, 2022
  • Accreditation Status: 8 Year

Status Information

The program was found to meet all standards in a satisfactory manner.

Program History

The Community Counseling program was initially accredited in October 1989 and has maintained its accreditation. It became a Clinical Mental Health Counseling program in July 2013.