The Mental Health Administration Specialization is designed to prepare the graduate student for administrative positions in mental health organizations, to provide leadership in the mental health community and to design mental health programs of the future. This specialization is designed for students who wish to earn a master’s degree in the field of Mental Health Administration, but are not interested in becoming licensed therapists.
The Mental Health Administration Specialization is designed for individuals who are already in the nonprofit and/or mental health sector and wish to advance their knowledge and career options by taking on greater leadership and administrative roles.
This master’s program requires 36 units, allowing for completion in two years. The first 18 units are counseling psychology core courses. Of the remaining 18 units, 9 units are graduate business foundation classes taught by the Mount’s MBA faculty and 9 units are in mental health administration electives emphasizing leadership in the mental health field (e.g. Grant Writing, Designing Treatment Programs, Community Mental Health, Non-Profit Management, etc.).
Required Core Graduate Psychology Classes (18 units)
PSY 225 (3 units) Counseling Theory
PSY 268 (3 units) Psychopathology
PSY 227 (3 units) Intro to Counseling
PSY 200 (3 units) Applying Research to Practice
PSY 203 (3 units) Multicultural Counseling
PSY 263 (3 units) Laws & Ethics in Counseling
Required Graduate Business Classes (9 units)
9 units of MBA Foundations
Required Psychology MHA Classes (9 units)
9 units of graduate psychology electives selected from psychology administration classes (e.g. Designing Treatment Programs, Grant Writing, Non-Profit Management, Community Mental Health).
This specialization does NOT lead to professional licensure.