Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Northwest University

Program Details

The online master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwest University is designed to meet state licensure requirements in Washington state. This three-year online counseling degree teaches students how to approach clients from a holistic standpoint. Courses focus on treating people biologically, psychologically, spiritually, and culturally.

The program combines online academic courses with on-campus residency experiences and clinical training opportunities. Students will gain a deeper understanding of cultural context to be able to serve a broad range of populations. Every course includes a component to help students relate the subject to their faith. 

Course topics studied in this major include:

  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Research methods and program evaluation
  • Crisis counseling and abuse
  • Group counseling
  • Psychotherapeutic systems


  • A bachelors degree
  • Official Transcript
  • GPA of 3.0
  • TOEFL required for international students

Program is designed to meet state licensure requirements for professional clinical mental health counselors in Washington state.  Intensive residency experiences are required.

School Accreditation Statement

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities