MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

At a Glance

Next Start Date: June 27, 2022

Limited-Time Offer: Receive up to a $3,000 Grant and Tech Fee waived for the first term if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on June 27, 2022.

Transfer Credits: Up to 45 credits

Accreditation: CACREP Accredited


Why Earn Your MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Walden?

pen iconLearn from leaders in the field, including an American Counseling Association (ACA) past president.

pen iconEngage in case studies, watch videos, and view simulations that reflect scenarios you may encounter in the field.

Focus your education by choosing from five optional specializations, including Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling.

book iconReceive support every step of the way from our variety of support services: a digital library, 24/7 technical support, the Writing Center, and Career Services.

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CACREPWalden's MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and MS in School Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP accreditation attests that the content and quality of our programs have been evaluated and meet standards set by the profession. Graduates of CACREP-accredited programs are prepared with the skills and knowledge to maximize their impact on the field.

Note on Licensure

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, the American Association of State Counseling Boards at, and contact the appropriate licensing body. International students are encouraged to identify and contact their appropriate licensing body. Learn more about professional licensure.