Master of Science in Counseling Professional Licensure Disclosure

The University of Mount Olive has one degree path for those looking to pursue an advanced degree in counseling;

The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree is a 60 semester hour program designed to meet coursework requirements to engage in professional counseling practice for licensed clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC), and licensed clinical addictions specialists (LCAS) in North Carolina.  The University is actively pursuing program accreditation through the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education program (CACREP).

The spreadsheets provided below identifies other states who also require a license to engage in the practice of professional counseling of any type, and outlines UMO’s determination of whether our program meets the State educational requirements for licensure or certification in the state listed.

Master of Science in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health

Yes= meets state educational requirements for licensure or certification,

No= does not meet state educational requirements for licensure or certification, or

No Determination= a determination has not been made.

Licensure to practice professional counseling in North Carolina does not guarantee reciprocity as licensure requirements will vary from state to state. Each state is responsible for its own licensure requirements, which may change without notice except on their published website. Therefore, prospective graduates wishing to practice in a specific state are encouraged to contact the state professional counseling practice board to obtain the most up-to-date and accurate information on licensure requirements. Additional licensure requirements may include state-specific coursework, discipline-specific coursework, supervised clinical supervision experience, and examination.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Deborah Buchanan
Associate Professor of Counseling
(919) 658-1935