M.S. Counseling: Professional Licensure Disclosures

The Divine Mercy University, School of Counseling (SOC) offers a Master of Science in Counseling degree with an entry-level specialty program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC). The CMHC program is 66 semester credit hours and designed to meet the educational requirements for professional counseling licensure in most states. In some states, additional educational requirements through the SOC are necessary to meet the professional licensing requirements. In other states, the CMHC program is not offered as it does not meet those states professional licensing requirements. Determination regarding professional licensure eligibility associated with this program are provided for each state and U.S. territory as follows: (Click the + icon to read information on each category).

The following table lists the determination whether the 66 semester credit hour master’s level CMHC program at Divine Mercy University meets the educational requirements for professional licensure for each state and U.S. territory, along with a link to the professional licensing boards, for public disclosure and making informed decisions.

The 66 semester credit hour master’s level CMHC program at Divine Mercy University meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification as a Licensed Professional Counselor in this state.

Additional coursework or practicum experience beyond the 66-semester credit hour program are required to meet the educational requirements for professional licensure in some states and they are offered by the School of Counseling (SOC) at Divine Mercy University.  These states are identified as Meets with and includes the educational requirements as Additional Requirements Provided by SOC to Meet Educational Licensure Requirements with semester credit hour abbreviated as “credits.”

The 66 semester credit hour master’s level CMHC program at Divine Mercy University does not meet the educational requirements for professional counseling licensure in this state. 

A determination has not been made as to whether the master’s level CMHC program at Divine Mercy University meets the educational requirements for professional counseling licensure in this state.

State or US TerritoryEducational Requirements for Licensure (66 credit hours)Additional Requirements Provided by SOC to Meet Educational Licensure RequirementsLicensing Board Home Page
AlabamaMeetsAlabama Board of Examiners in Counseling
AlaskaMeetsAlaska Board of Professional Counselors
ArizonaMeetsArizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
ArkansasDoes not meetArkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling
CaliforniaMeets With69 credit hours: 1 additional course (3 credits): COUN 730 PsychopharmacologyCalifornia Board of Behavioral Sciences
ColoradoMeetsColorado Board of Licsensed Counselor Examiners
ConnecticutMeetsConnecticut DPH Professional Counselor Licensure
DelawareDoes Not MeetDelaware Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals
District of ColumbiaMeetsDC Board of Professional Counseling
FloridaDoes Not MeetFlorida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling
GeorgiaMeetsGeorgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists
GuamHas Not Been DeterminedGuam Board of Allied Health Examiners
HawaiiMeets WithNo additional credit hours: An additional 20 hours of direct service  /  client contact during regular practicum  /  internship courses.Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs – PVL Mental Health Counselor Program
IdahoMeets With69 credit hours: One additional course (3 credits): (1) COUN 693 Advanced Internship to complete 1,000 hours of practicum  /  internship.Idaho State Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists 
IllinoisDoes Not MeetIllinois Professional Counselor Licensing and Disciplinary Board
IndianaMeets With69 credit hours: One additional course (3 credits): (1) COUN 710 Clinical Supervision and Consultation for Community Mental Health to meet the state requirement for coursework in Contextual Dimensions.Indiana Behavioral Health & Human Services Licensing Board
IowaMeetsIowa Board of Behavioral Science
KansasDoes Not MeetKansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
KentuckyDoes Not MeetKentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
LouisiannaMeetsLouisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners
MaineMeets With69 credit hours: One additional course (3 credits): (1) COUN 693 Advanced Internship to complete 900 hours of practicum internship.Maine Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure
MarylandMeetsMaryland Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors and Therapists 
MassachusettsMeetsMassachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health & Human Services Professionals
MichiganMeetsMichigan Board of Counseling 
MinnesotaMeetsMeets the educational requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential; however, it does not meet the educational requirements for the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) credential.Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy 
MississippiMeetsMississippi State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors
MissouriDoes Not MeetMissouri Committee for Professional Counselors
MontanaMeetsMontana Board of Behavioral Health
NebraskaMeetsNebraska Board of Mental Health and Social Work Practice
NevadaMeetsNevada Board of Examiners for Marriage & Family Therapists & Clinical Professional Counselors
New HampshireDoes Not MeetNew Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice
North CarolinaDoes Not MeetNorth Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
New JerseyMeetsNew Jersey Board of Professional Counselor Examiners
New MexicoMeetsNew Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board
New YorkDoes Not MeetNew York State Board for Mental Health Practitioners
North DakotaMeetsNorth Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners
OhioMeets With69 credit hours: One additional course (3 credits): (1) COUN 750 Advanced Evaluation of Mental and Emotional DisordersOhio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board
OklamhomaMeetsOklahoma State Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
OregonDoes Not MeetOregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists
PennsylvaniaMeetsPennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors
Puerto RicoHas Not Been DeterminedPuerto Rico Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
Rhode IslandMeets With69 credit hours: One additional course (3 credits): (1) COUN 689 Practicum 3 in addition to COUN 580 Practicum 1: Counseling Skills and Helping Relationships, COUN 630 Practicum 2: Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment Planning,  COUN 690 Practicum 4: Counseling Practicum / Advanced Clinical Intervention SkillsRhode Island Board of Mental Health Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists
South CarolinaMeetsSouth Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists
South DakotaMeetsSouth Dakota Board of Examiners for Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists
TennesseeMeetsTennessee Board for Professional Counselors, Marital & Family Therapists, and Clinical Pastoral Therapists
TexasMeetsTexas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
UtahMeets With69 credit hours: One additional course (3 credits): (1) COUN 693 Advanced Internship to complete 1,000 hours of practicum  internship.Utah Professional Counselor Licensing Board
VermontMeetsVermont Board of Allied Mental Health Practitioners
Virgin IslandsHas Not Been DeterminedVirgin Islands Department of Health – Permits, Licenses and Certificates Permits, Licenses and Certificates
VirginiaMeetsVirginia Board of Counseling
WashingtonMeetsWashington Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers Advisory Committee
West VirginiaMeetsWest Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling
WisconsinMeets With69 credit hours: One additional course (3 credits): (1) COUN 740 Advanced Seminar: Professional Orientation, Law, and Ethical Standards of Professional CounselingWisconsin Examining Board of Marriage & Family Therapists, Professional Counselors and Social Workers
WyomingMeetsWyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board