Is this program CACREP accredited?

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Mercer University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Note: The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is currently accredited under the 2001 standards for Community Counseling programs as a Community Counseling program. The CACREP 2009 standards combine the Community Counseling and Mental Health Counseling standards into standards for Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs. The counseling program intends to seek accreditation for this program as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling program when it comes up for reaccreditation, per CACREP guidelines.

When and where will classes meet?

All classes meet on Mercer’s Atlanta campus for instructor-led evening classes requiring attendance just one night a week per class. Classes meet from 5:00 pm to
7:30 pm and/or 7:45 pm to 10:15 pm Monday through Thursday.


How long will it take to earn this degree?

Students may pursue the degree either part-time or full-time status, and completion time is typically 30-42 months for a full-time student, though additional time or time away from full-time employment may be needed to satisfy field clinical work.


Does this program lead to licensure when I complete this degree?

Yes. The coursework requirements are designed to meet the requirements for licensing in the State of Georgia. Upon completion of this degree and appropriate examinations the graduate will be a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC). To become a fully Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) requires postgraduate counseling experience and supervision, as well as successful completion of the licensing exam.


What are the internship and practicum requirements?

Practicum (1 semester - 100 hours)
Internship (2 semesters - 600 hours)


Are graduate assistantships available?

No. Graduate assistantships are not available for master’s degrees.