Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling / General
Lock Haven University

Program Details

The general Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lock Haven University is an online counseling degree program.  This program is designed to train students to help others manage and overcome emotional disorders and problems with their family and other relationships.  The curriculum consists of core courses related to counseling, assessment, differential diagnosis, and ethics.  You will learn to effectively counsel diverse populations, advocate for clients and your profession, influence policy to enhance the counseling profession, and work on the prevention of mental and emotional disorders. 

Courses cover such topics as:

  • Theories and Models of Counseling across the lifespan
  • Research and Program Evaluation
  • Individual, Family, Couples, and Group Counseling
  • Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Counseling

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Lock Haven University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

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