Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP) - Missouri Baptist University (Mobap)
Program Level
  • Master's
Degrees Offered

Counseling—Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP)

  • Traditional
  • College of Education
  • School of Counseling
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Overview

School of Counseling Mission Statement

Missouri Baptist University’s Graduate Program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling exists to train graduate level counselors through rigorous academic and hands-on clinical instruction. We seek to develop conscientious, professional, and highly skilled counselors who promote and facilitate the personal growth, development, and empowerment of those clients/students they serve. The CMHC program is rooted in our Christian faith that calls us to love God and love one another.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Goals

The goals of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Missouri Baptist University are to:

  1. Prepare passionate, efficacious counselors who are rooted in ethical standards of practice and recognize the importance of lifelong learning and engagement in the ever-evolving field of counseling.  
  2. Develop counselors with strong clinical and interpersonal skills who can meet the needs of the diverse populations they serve by displaying an attitude of openness to all, including those who are different from themselves.
  3. Produce counselors who strongly identify with the counseling profession.
  4. Prepare counselors to work in collaboration with other professionals within a variety of clinical settings as part of a comprehensive program addressing social-emotional and mental health issues.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Objectives

The CMHC program objectives describe critical aspects of the counseling profession that the School of Counseling is committed to ensuring all students will know or be able to do when they graduate. The Program Objectives are used to structure the counseling curriculum.

The School of Counseling strives to prepare our counseling students to:  

  1. Learn and demonstrate the foundational knowledge necessary to be an effective counselor.
  2. Learn and demonstrate effective counseling skills and techniques through successful completion of counseling skills courses, practicum, and internships.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to clinically conceptualize client/student problems and apply concepts from the eight common core areas of the curriculum.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to implement effective, evidence-based theories and interventions for individuals, families, and groups.
  5. Demonstrate professional dispositions of self-awareness, ethical practice, respect for others, emotional congruence, multicultural competence, genuineness, and openness. Students who complete the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree will acquire the knowledge, skills, and personal attributes necessary to become clinical mental health practitioners.

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Convenient Course Delivery Platforms

You can take classes via any of our convenient instructional delivery platforms, including:

  • Traditional – Students attend classes on MBU’s main campus during the evenings.
  • Livestream – Students attend classes via Zoom and interact with instructors and peers in a virtual classroom.

Course Offerings

Courses offered in fall and spring will be 16-week courses, and courses offered in the summer will be 8-week courses. The cohort will take two classes each fall, two classes each spring, and up to four classes each summer.

Please see the degree plan below.

Low Tuition Rates

Missouri Baptist University’s tuition is very competitive. The overall cost, including tuition and fees, is one of the lowest in the area of both private and public schools, and financial aid is available for eligible students. Please contact financial aid for details.

Great Program + Faculty

Earn your degree in 3 years while learning and using the latest techniques with some of the finest professionals in the counseling field. The CACREP-accredited program is built with you in mind, from the class times, certification qualification, and flexible subject programs that allow you to focus on your current role or your next position.

Let’s Connect

For more details on this graduate degree at Missouri Baptist University, please contact the Office of Online and Graduate Enrollment Services at 314.392.2327 or