New Mexico Highlands University’s counseling program offers four exciting concentrations in our master’s programs, tailored to suit your passion: clinical mental health counseling, clinical rehabilitation counseling, rehabilitation counseling and school counseling.
Program at a glance
Ready to explore some options? The Department of Guidance and Counseling in the School of Education offers a master of arts program in counseling, which lets you specialize in one or more of four concentrations in addition to the core curriculum. Here’s some more in-depth information on the program.
Concentrations are listed below:
- Clinical mental health = 60 credit hours
- Clinical rehabilitation counseling = 60 credit hours
- Rehabilitation counseling = 48 credit hours
- School counseling = 60 credit hours
- Rehabilitation counseling with vocational evaluation specialization = 54 credit hours
Online and in-person classes
Work towards your goals in a combination of learning styles. You’ll take online real-time and online asynchronous sessions through Zoom, as well as in-person on-the-ground classes. This variety of possibilities offers more accessibility to potential, current and returning students and ensures a diversity among students that cannot be matched by on-ground classes alone. In fact, we have students attending from all over the state of New Mexico and beyond.
The practicum is designed to provide you with 100 hours of valuable in-field experience. Forty of these hours are in direct service with clients, giving you a hands-on education in real-life settings.
With the internship, you’ll have 600 hours of in-field experience within your chosen concentrations, and 240 hours of direct service with clients. Both the practicum and internships build counseling skills and allow practice within a theoretical framework, all while you are supervised by a working professional in the field.
These are great opportunities. Many of our students are hired at the facilities where they did their practicum and/or internships after graduation.