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FAQ

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Is this program CACREP accredited?

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

When and where will classes meet?

All classes meet on Mercer’s Atlanta campus for instruct or-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 24-36 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 an Associate Licensed Professional Counselor (ALPC). To become a fully Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) requires postgraduate counseling experience and supervision, as well as successful completion of the licensing exam. Students with this degree are also eligible to sit for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Exam (CRCE) which will lead to the distinction of being a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).

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.