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Begin Your Journey Toward Becoming a Counselor with your Online Master’s in Counseling

Answer the call to improve mental health when you earn your online Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern New Hampshire University. Develop relationship skills that allow clients to find comfort in your guidance as you lead them on the path of wellness. Learn the helping skills to be able to effectively work with clients experiencing a range of emotional and behavioral problems, from issues in child development to trauma, addiction and major mental illness.

Our 60-credit online master's in counseling includes two required face-to-face residencies that help strengthen your skills in the workforce. And because the program is designed to lead you on the path to licensure as a clinical mental health counselor, it is aligned to meet the standards of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

SNHU's MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is not currently accredited by CACREP.


  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A bachelors degree

Program requires that students complete two in-person residencies.

Accreditation & Licensing

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education


Not available for residents in: Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, and Wisconsin.