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.

Interim Report Required

Institution Location

304 Porter Building
Ypsilanti MI, US
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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Program Degree


Program Contact

Dr. Devika Choudhuri
[email protected]
  • Graduates of this program are considered CACREP graduates beginning January 15, 2012
  • Accreditation Start Date: July 15, 2013
  • Accreditation Expiration: October 31, 2024
  • Accreditation Status: 2 Year

Status Information

Additional information is required for the following standards:

1.T – The Counselor Education Program needs to report back on adherence to the 12:1 FTE student to faculty ratio.

4.B – The Counselor Education Program needs to address clinical coordinator requirements.

4.C – The Counselor Education Program needs to report back on the use of program evaluation data to inform program modifications.

4.F – The Counselor Education Program needs to address assessment of student learning.

The specialty area was found to substantially meet the standards with some minor standard-related deficiencies for which the Board requires further information. The institution is required to submit an Interim Report, on the standards listed above, for review by the CACREP Board prior to the accreditation expiration date.

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.