Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling / Childhood & Adolescent Disorders
Grand Canyon University

Program Details

Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders degree program prepares counseling professionals to enter the next level of their healthcare career by developing a specialty in treating children with a wide range of issues. By completing this degree program, you may strengthen your skillset to change the lives of adolescents through the understanding of counseling theories, cultural diversity, psychopharmacology, psychopathology and young individuals at all developmental levels. This program, within the College Humanities and Social Sciences, focuses on identifying, assessing and addressing developmental disorders, problematic child-parent relationships, school life issues and DSM-specified disorders. Curriculum is designed to follow the academic requirements established by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor credential (CCMHC) and National Board for Certified Counselors for the National Certified Counselor credential (NCC).

Learning Schedule


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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Grand Canyon University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Grand Canyon University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • This program requires an on-site internship.

Restricted States

Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, New York, North Carolina


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