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 you to provide clinical counseling services to clients in a range of professional settings (clinics, hospitals, school-based mental health programs and private practice).

This program is specifically for individuals who possess at least a bachelor's degree and are interested in becoming clinical mental health counselors. You 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 your responsibility to:
  • Confirm the requirements for certification and/or licensure in your 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. Your 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.