Empower others to discover their strengths and improve their lives with an online MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

  • Benefit from a CACREP-accredited program that prepares you to meet and exceed standards set by the profession.
  • Choose from five specializations to focus your studies in areas that interest you most.
  • Prepare for professional licensure.

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Leaders in the Field

Learn from an American Counseling Association (ACA) past president and other active ACA members and industry practitioners.


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With start dates throughout the year, the opportunity to begin your program is always available.


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Fast Facts

Accreditiation CACREP Accredited

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Transfer Credits Up to 45 credits

Program Accreditations

Walden University’s MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), which is a requirement for licensure in many states.

The MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for licensing exams and to meet the academic licensure requirements of many state counseling boards. Because no graduate program can guarantee licensure upon graduation, we encourage students to consult the appropriate agency to determine specific requirements. For more information about licensure, students should visit the National Board for Certified Counselors at www.nbcc.org, the American Association of State Counseling Boards at www.aascb.org, and contact the appropriate licensing body. International students are encouraged to identify and contact their appropriate licensing body.

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Real-World Learning

Develop highly transferable skills you can apply immediately in the workplace. Choose the General Program or specialize in:

  • Addiction Counseling
  • Military Families and Culture
  • Forensic Counseling
  • Trauma and Crisis Counseling

What Our Graduates Are Saying

Dorothy Butts-Valentine
"Walden provided me with the skills I needed to establish a framework of mental health effectiveness."
Dorothy Butts-Valentine | MS in Mental Health Counseling Graduate
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