Human Services

Combined Bachelor of Science in Integrated Human Services and Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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Why Choose Integrated Human Services and Clinical Mental Health Counseling?

If you are passionate about helping others and interested in a career in mental health counseling, the Combined Bachelor of Science in Integrated Human Services and Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program can give you a unique education that will empower you with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience needed to succeed in this rewarding field. 

The combined Bachelor of Science in Integrated Human Services and Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program offers a comprehensive approach that prepares you for a rewarding and highly sought-after counseling career. The Integrated Human Services program allows you to acquire a rich foundation and unique skills for serving people with disabilities across diverse rehabilitation and community settings. Combine with the advanced graduate program in clinical mental health counseling, and you are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary for an exciting career where you will make positive and life-changing impacts on individuals and communities. 

In all, you’ll be ready to serve communities and people around you in a way that helps change lives.

Contact Information

Integrated Human Services
Joe Keferl, Rh.D.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Huma Bashir, Ed.D.


Graduates of this combined degree program will be well-prepared to pursue licensure as professional counselors and work in a variety of settings, including mental health clinics, hospitals, schools, and community agencies. You will have the knowledge and skills to assess and diagnose mental health disorders, provide individual and group counseling, and advocate for the well-being of your clients and make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and communities. 

Mental health counselors work in various settings including hospitals, prisons, private practices, mental health centers, and community health centers. Employment opportunities for mental health counselors are projected to grow 18 percent from 2022 to 2032 (bls), much faster than average.  

Recent graduates of the clinical mental health counseling program have a job placement rate of 83 percent (ODJFS Data Match, 2020) for those who stay in Ohio. Most of our graduates begin full-time employment at the same site as their Internship placement, testifying to the quality of our students' training and commitment to the mental health field.

The College of Health, Education, and Human Services has provided a dedicated career consultant to assist you in connecting your major to a career. The career consultant focuses on staying up to date on career trends in education, kinesiology and health, leadership, and human services. Our assigned career consultant is an extension of services offered through Wright State’s Career Services.   

Real-World Experience

During the Bachelor of Science portion of the program, you will gain a deep understanding of human behavior, social issues, and the various systems that influence individuals and communities. They will explore topics such as psychology, sociology, counseling theories, and ethical practices. Through hands-on experiences and internships, you will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in real-world settings, working with diverse populations and addressing social challenges. 

Upon completion of the bachelor's degree, you will seamlessly transition into the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. This advanced degree program focuses on developing the clinical skills and expertise needed to provide effective counseling services to individuals dealing with mental health issues. You will delve into areas such as psychopathology, assessment and diagnosis, counseling techniques, and evidence-based interventions. They will also gain practical experience through supervised internships and practicum placements, working directly with clients under the guidance of experienced professionals. 

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Academics & Curriculum


Program Highlights 

  • 400-hour internship required, providing you with an opportunity to connect with professionals and organizations in the community. 
  • Ability to pursue a variety of positions upon graduation that focus on serving individuals and communities. 
  • High-need career field with projected growth being higher than average in the next 10 years. 


In your master’s studies, you’ll be able to pursue the courses that help you truly dive deeper into the aspects of counseling that will empower you to serve people around you.

View the Bachelor of Science in Integrated Human Services and Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog. 


Admission Requirements

When admitted to combined programs, you must complete all requirements for both programs. You can use three graduate-level M.Ed. Instructional Design and Learning Technologies courses toward both degree requirements.

You will have both a graduate and an undergraduate transcript. Any courses taken for both degrees will appear on both transcripts. This allows for the calculation of separate GPAs. All relevant rules about GPAs and continued eligibility, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, use these calculations.

The admission requirements for the combined program are more rigorous than the master’s degree. Admission requirements for the combined degree include:

  • Must be a major in the undergraduate degree
  • Senior-level status
  • 3.2 cumulative grade point average in all undergraduate work, including undergraduate credits earned at other institutions and transferred to Wright State
  • Undergraduate advisor's approval for admission to the combined-degree program, and mandatory advising during each semester you are taking graduate credit toward the bachelor's degree
  • Complete the admission application
  • Formal admission to combined-degree status

Admission Process

No earlier than the end of your junior year, if you wish to pursue a combined B.S.Ed. in Elementary Education P–5 and M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Learning Technologies, you should complete an application to the Wright State College of Graduate Programs and Honors Studies for the combined degree program.

    Apply to Graduate Programs and Honors Studies


    In addition to filling out the Graduate Programs and Honors Studies application, you must include a writing sample (under 1,000 words) explaining why you wish to become an instructional designer or take the IDL courses.

    Questions about the graduate school application? Contact:

    The College of Graduate Programs and Honors Studies
    Location: 160 University Hall
    Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Phone: 937-775-2976
    Fax: 937-775-2453


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