Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Total Credits 
60 credits
Weekend On-Campus (Buffalo/Rochester)
Core Program Duration 
2 years
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) has granted accreditation to the program offered at Medaille’s Buffalo and Rochester campuses
About the Program 

Medaille’s on-campus or online Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) is designed to provide students with a thorough grounding in principles of mental health counseling at the graduate level. The program, which is available in both on-campus and online formats, meets the New York State Office of Professions education requirements for licensure as a licensed mental health counselor.

What can you do with this degree?
Alumni of Medaille’s Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, in Rochester, Buffalo or online, have gone on to careers as
What can you do with this degree? 
Mental Health Clinic Counselors
Drug and Alcohol Program Clinicians
Hospital/Psychiatric Center Therapists
College and University Counselors
Private Practice Therapists

Program Format 
On Campus


Fixed sequence of 14 on-campus weekend classes plus 3 online classes

Classes meet one weekend each month (Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 9-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 9-3 p.m.)

Three semesters of supervised internship

Start in fall or spring



Fixed sequence of 17 seven-week classes

Online program has no scheduled class times — while there are weekly due dates, you can complete your coursework on a schedule that works best for you

Three semesters of practicum and internship

Start in fall or spring

A State-of-the-Art Training Experience

The Medaille Family Counseling Center serves as a counselor-in-training facility for students enrolled in Medaille College’s Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. This unique collaboration between BestSelf Behavioral Health and Medaille is a fully licensed BestSelf mental health outpatient treatment location offering families and individuals evidence-based mental health therapy. The state-of-the-art facility affords graduate level students an in-depth, first-hand learning experience that is unparalleled in Western New York.

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CACREP Accredited logo

CACREP's mission is to promote excellence in counselor training programs. Medaille's Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is pleased to join the ranks of other nationally accredited training programs, preparing masters students for a career in the field of mental health counseling. Our recently accredited program actively uses the tools and standards provided by CACREP to heighten expectations for our students and to highly prepare our students for both their work in their placements, as well as in their career.



2017-2018​ Medaille Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

Number of Students Currently Enrolled: 175
Employment Rate: 88%
Number of Graduates: 70
Completion Rate: 80%

NCMHCE Pass Rate: No new information available


At Medaille College, we understand the challenges of being a working adult with high career aspirations. That’s why Medaille’s Adult & Graduate programs are designed specifically to fit your already busy schedule. With Medaille, you can earn your degree and still have time for work and family. Medaille College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000)
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  • Collaborative learning environment
  • Financial aid and scholarships available


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Buffalo campus: (716) 880-2568
Rochester campus: (585) 272-0030



Call: (716) 880-2542

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