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Morganton Program

You’re fascinated by the human mind and have a strong desire to help others. With a Christ-centered education from Montreat College, you can be on your way to doing just that.


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Courses at Morganton

In the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Montreat College in Morganton, N.C., you can work toward a career as a clinical mental health counselor that allows you to help others work through crises and make meaning in their lives. In just one night per week, you can gain a foundation in theory, ethics, and strategies that will allow you to counsel challenges and crises that are:

  • emotional
  • psychological
  • developmental
  • behavioral
  • career-based
  • social

Curriculum in our Christian Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling at the Morganton campus addresses multiple mental health issues in context to help you prepare for a career as a clinical mental health counselor. Courses in our counseling master’s degree program include:

  • Theories and Techniques in Counseling
  • Gender Issues in Counseling
  • Spirituality and Religion in Counseling
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Counseling

Unlike some mental health counseling programs, we put an emphasis on experience outside the classroom. In addition to our Clinical Mental Health Counseling classes, students in this program are required to complete a counseling practicum and two internships to gain supervised clinical experience that focuses on assessment and consultation.

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Upon completion of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s degree program, you will meet the educational requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) license from the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. You’ll have the potential to work in the community as an agent of social justice – as an advocate, leader, and collaborator.