Graduating with an MHS with Counseling Concentration
MHS students taking the micro (direct services/counseling) track may opt to graduate with a counseling concentration. This requires students to take two additional courses, which may either be taken during the academic semester as an overload or by staying an extra semester.
With the counseling concentration, students graduate with a 60-credit MHS degree and will have completed the course work required to sit for the Licensed Professional Counselor test in PA.
To qualify to select the concentration in counseling, students must
- currently be working in a clinical position, with on-site supervision by a licensed clinical social worker, licensed counselor, or licensed psychologist;
- be able to clock 360 hours in internship in this work setting (to receive a passing grade in HUS 692, a required elective for the counseling concentration; 240 of these hours must be in direct services to consumers;
- identify and arrange their own internship situation (Lincoln University is only responsible for the classroom component of this course.)
Students who do not meet the requirements above but who are interested in improving their counseling skills should elect just the micro track without the additional two courses.