Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs prepare graduates to work with clients across a spectrum of mental and emotional disorders, as well as to promote mental health and wellness.

Clients may be seen individually, in couples, families, or group settings. Clinical Mental Health Counselors are knowledgeable in the principles and practices of diagnosis, treatment, referral and prevention and often work in interdisciplinary teams with other health professionals (e.g., psychiatrists, social workers, MDs). Employment opportunities may include private practice, community-based mental health centers, hospitals and other treatment centers.



The M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares professional counselors to assist persons with psychiatric disabilities and mental health conditions by coordinating resources and providing services.

Application Deadlines

  • March 1 (Fall session)

Applications for full-time study are accepted continually for Fall session entry.

Visit the degree homepage for more information on admissions requirements, application instructions, and program requirements.

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