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Clinical Mental Health and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling

This master’s program provides graduates with dual opportunities.  The clinical mental health component prepares graduates for their professional counselor licensure examination in their state.  The clinical rehabilitation component prepares students  to take the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) examination, a national designation, while they are in the last 25% of this program.

The program is dually accredited by CACREP (Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) in both Clinical Mental Health and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling AND is the only program in Georgia with this dual designation through CACREP.

This 60-hour program is offered fully online, has a clinical focus, with an 1:8 faculty-to-student ratio.  Students attain a variety of professional experiences through 1000 clinical hours of fieldwork in their local geographic location. Students are admitted in Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

A specialization in Alcohol and Addictions Counseling can be attained by completing an additional 12 graduate level credit hours.

      • CACREP is a recognized agency by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and holds full membership status with the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) and the International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).
  • Counsel on Accreditation of Counseling and Rehabilitation Education Programs


Students applying to the Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling program need to submit the following:

  • Application for Admission
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose outlining their personal and professional goals. This should be no more than two pages.
  • Three recommendations
  • Official transcript from the institution where their bachelor degree was award and transcripts of any graduate work.

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1501 Millpond Road
Thomasville, GA 31792

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Clinical Curriculum: 60 Credit Hours

  • Foundations and Techniques of Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Counseling Methods
  • Medical Aspects of Disability
  • Crisis and Trauma Counseling
  • Psychosocial and Multicultural Aspects of Disability
  • Theories & Techniques of Counseling
  • The Helping Professional: Case Management & Community Resources
  • Theories and Techniques of Group Counseling
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Psychopathology and Diagnosis
  • Ethics and Professional Orientation
  • Foundations of Career Development and Job Placement Services
  • Human Sexuality
  • Research and Program Evaluation
  • Counseling Practicum (100 hours)
  • Counseling Internship I (450 hours)
  • Counseling Internship II (450 hours)
  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Clinical Mental Health and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Capstone
CIP Code 51.1504

The Alcohol and Addictions specialization is available to students pursing the master's program in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling and Mental Health Counseling and is in addition to the required coursework.

Alcohol and Addictions Specialization   12 Credits

  • Ethics in Alcohol and Addictions
  • Co-Occurring Disorders and Trauma
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Counseling Internship III

TOTAL CREDITS                   72

CIP Code 51.1504

For those who hold a graduate degree in counseling, but graduated with less than 60 credit hours and are excluded from licensure eligibility as a LPC or LMHC in their state, TU's Bridge program is an excellent opportunity to take additional counseling coursework to meet the 60 graduate credit hour requirements.

Additionally, licensure applicants can meet additional licensure requirements by taking courses such as Psychopathology & Diagnosis, Human Growth & Development, Psychopharmacology, Crisis & Trauma Counseling, Substance Abuse Counseling Methods, and Human Sexuality as post-graduate studies.

This program also benefits college graduates who wish to gain Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling certification.

Courses are offered online in an asynchronous format that affords working professionals the opportunity to complete these courses while maintaining their busy lifestyles.

Program Cost:

$3500 (no fees) if 3 courses are needed

$4600 (no fees) if 4 courses are needed

*Financial Aid is not available for the Bridge program. Payment options are available.

CIP Code 42.2803

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Exam DateGraduates SittingStudents SittingGraduates PassingStudents PassingGraduate Passing RateStudent Passing Rate
10/14/2017 - 7/21/2018975356%44%
10/15/16 - 7/22/176131617%46%
10/10/15 - 7/16/1618104522%50%
7/18/15 641217%50%
10/11/14 - 7/18/151584527%63%
7/19/14 744157%25%
10/12/13 - 7/19/1410115350%27%
10/21/12 - 7/20/135112540%45%
National pass rate51%51%
  • Thomas University's Clinical Mental Health and clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program is CACREP accredited until 2023
  • The employment rate of Thomas University's clinical Mental Health and clinical Rehabilitation Counseling 2017-18 graduates is 98%
  • The Average time to complete the 60--credit hour program is as follows:
    • Full-time (9 credit hours per semester) 2.3 year (7 semesters)
    • Part-time (6 credit hours per semester) 3.3 years (10 semesters)
(fall semester)
RSA Grant Thomas University's Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) Grant enables scholarships for graduate students with a strong desire to serve disabled populations as a Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counselor and have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. For more information regarding the RSA Scholarship, please contact Theresa Neubauer at or Pauline Patrick at Rho Chi Sigma Honor Society Grant This grant is for an incoming Clinical Mental Health and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling students each Spring Semester. A student is nominated by a faculty member, and an officer of Rho Chi Sigma in the Fall Semester, and the chosen student is awarded the grant at the yearly induction ceremony. Students who show school spirit, a willingness to serve others, and a dedication for advocacy are the key elements sought when nominated. Funds vary from year to year but range from $200-$500 per year. Graduate Assistantship
  • Applicants must be accepted and in good standing as a student in the graduate program supporting the assistantship.
  • Work Hours in Exchange for Tuition:
    • 15 hours for 15 weeks (one semester) -- 225 total hours for 9 credits’ tuition remission
    • 8 hours for 15 weeks (one semester) – 120 total hours for 5 credits’ tuition remission
Application Process
  • Applicants must complete the Graduate Assistantship Application by each semester deadline – November 15 (for spring) and July 15 (for fall).
  • Applicants submit application to Financial Aid who will forward all applications to the graduate program division chair for his/her selection for each semester. The selected student is subject to a criminal background check.
Graduate assistants may receive the assistantship a maximum of two semesters. Graduate Assistantship Duties
  • Assistantship positions are designed to provide the student with a meaningful work experience in the field of study while enabling and/or supporting a division project or initiative. Duties and responsibilities are described in assistantship position descriptions posted each semester.
  • The division chair or a designated faculty member designated is responsible for supervising the graduate assistant.
  • Supervision is aided by required submission of a task list and work hours log given to the supervisor by the end of each month of the semester.
  • The supervisor will complete a mid-term evaluation to ensure that the graduate assistant is meeting the assignment objectives, as well as an end-of-semester evaluation providing summative documentation of the work accomplished, its quality, and timeliness.

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