Department of Psychology

Fast Facts about the Clinical/Community Mental Health Program:

  • The C/CMH program prepares students for responsibilities as professional mental health clinicians Students receive actual clinical experience from the beginning of the program, through participation in our community Psychology Clinic

  • The C/CMH program has been approved as meeting educational requirements for Illinois LPC/LCPC licensure The program includes two on-campus years of theoretical and applied coursework, followed by a 9-12 month internship that the student selects

  • Graduate assistantships are available within the department for first-year students and across campus for second-year students. Assistantships provide a monthly stipend and tuition waiver

  • Class sizes remain small throughout the program. The Clinical/Community Mental Health program is accredited by the Master’s in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) through August 2027

  • Applications will be accepted until the program is filled but the deadline for priority admission consideration is February 1 st

Number of applications

Fall 2019

Fall 2020



Average number of applications 2012-2020: 30


Number of applicants offered admission 

Fall 2019

Fall 2020




Number of applicants accepting offer of admission

Fall 2019

Fall 2020




Number of students enrolled in the CCMH program

Fall 2019

Fall 2020




First year retention rate for 2020: 100%

Number graduating in May 2020: 4

Percentage of cohort graduating in May 2020: 80%

Percent of students who enrolled in the program Fall 2015 who graduated from the program 2020: 83%

Average Percentage of cohorts graduating 2015-2020: 92%

Percentage of graduates 2016-2018 who became fully licensed: 92.3% of those reported

Number of full-time graduate faculty: 3

Number of part-time graduate faculty: 0

Number of adjunct graduate faculty: 1

Percentage of courses taught by adjunct graduate faculty: 16%

Percentage of courses taught by full-time graduate faculty: 84%

Gender of graduate faculty: 4 females; 0 male

Race of graduate faculty: 4 Caucasian