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Help others find hope, healing, and recovery with our online master’s in clinical mental health counseling program.
Why choose Walden’s CACREP-accredited MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program?
Unlock your potential as an impactful, compassionate counselor with Walden's CACREP-accredited MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. One of the largest programs of its kind in the U.S., our program equips you with the confidence and practical skills.
Master key counseling skills through virtual simulations, pre-practicum labs, and supervised field experience.
Personalize your path by choosing one of five specializations, based on your interests and goals.
Learn from dedicated, doctorally prepared faculty who are experts in their field.
Be supported and stay connected through bonus learning opportunities and active student organizations.
Next Start Date: January 8, 2024
Transfer Credits: Up to 45 credits
In our MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, you will:
Through role-playing and case studies in class and at residencies, you are given opportunities to practice counseling skills and concepts. Then, through supervised field work and a practicum, you can apply your skills to help others lead more productive and fulfilling lives.
Walden’s MS Dual Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling allows you to earn two distinct degrees simultaneously—in less time and at a lower cost than earning both separately.
Depending on your specialization, your career options may include a role as a licensed professional counselor in settings such as:*
Program Admission Considerations: All specializations require a bachelor's degree or higher.
General Admission Requirements: Completed online application and transcripts. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply. More information for international applicants.
"Walden provides working professionals with the necessary education to transform themselves."
**Walden's Believe & Achieve Scholarship™ is available for new students starting on February 6, 2023, and later. For a full list of eligible programs and details on award amounts and eligibility visit www.waldenu.edu/financial-aid/grants-and-scholarships-details. Tuition-free coursework must be applied to the final courses in the program of enrollment prior to graduation.
Walden University’s MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) as a mental health counseling program under the 2001 standards. CACREP is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and CACREP accreditation 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. Walden enrollment specialists can provide guidance on licensure issues, however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure requirements. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure.
ONGOING MILITARY OFFER:
A 15% tuition reduction for servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and their spouses.*
*A 15% tuition reduction is available to new students who are servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, or employees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This tuition reduction is also available if you are a spouse of a servicemember, veteran, or employee of the VA. This tuition reduction cannot be retroactively applied. Tuition reductions are applicable to tuition only and do not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course.
Walden may change the tuition reduction offered hereunder at any time, but such change will not affect the tuition reduction for students who are currently enrolled at Walden and using the existing tuition reduction. All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Contact a Walden University Enrollment Specialist for details.Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, https://www.hlcommission.org/.