Lincoln University curators approve mental health program

Lincoln University’s curators have approved a new master’s degree program in clinical mental health counseling.

Students who complete the program and pass the state’s requirements would be qualified to be a licensed professional counselor.

The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports state regulations require a minimum of 3,000 hours and two years of post-degree supervised counseling experience to earn an LPC license.

Curators were told Lincoln’s existing faculty could teach the extra classes.

The state’s Higher Education Department also approved the program as being within Lincoln’s approved mission.