M.Ed. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The Master's Degree in Education with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a 60-hour program designed to prepare professionals to provide clinical counseling services to a broad population of clients in a range of professional settings (e.g., clinics, hospitals, school-based mental health programs, and private practice).

This master's degree program is specifically for individuals who possess at least a bachelor's degree and are interested in becoming clinical mental health counselors. Students are required to complete 60 hours of coursework specifically related to mental health counseling.

Your Responsibilities:

As certification requirements may change without notice, it is the responsibility of the student to:
  • Confirm the requirements for certification and/or licensure in their home state
  • Evaluate and understand state requirements related to online education, out-of-state educational programs, and licensure requirements
  • Find out if any additional coursework, practice, and/or testing requirements must be met in order to be eligible for certification and/or licensure.

Careers Relating to Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Clinical Mental Health Counselors are highly-prepared professionals who work in behavioral mental health settings, community agencies, institutions, hospitals, schools, and private practices. Their work is to help clients manage and overcome transitional difficulties, mental and emotional challenges and disorders. Click here to learn more about the profession, occupational outlook, and median salary.