The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Union Institute & University is an online counseling degree. This program prepares you for certification or licensure as a professional counselor or clinical mental health counselor. The unique structure of this program combines online coursework, face-to-face academic experience, and live/synchronous meetings between students and expert faculty with doctoral degrees and practitioner experience. Faculty are committed to preparing students to become advanced practitioners in the field of counseling and to building connections to the broader counseling professional network. This master’s in counseling degree can be used for advanced training, as a means to pursue licensing and certification, or as a foundation for doctoral research.
Coursework provides the theories, techniques, and skills required to become a counselor. Core courses include:
- Counseling Theory & Practice
- Professional Orientation & Ethics
- Human Growth & Development
- Group Work & Therapy
- Social Basis of Behavior & Cultural Diversity
% OnlineMostly Online
School Accreditation & Licensing
Union Institute & University is accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Additional Materials May Be Requested, Interview, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- A face-to-face residency experiences is conducted each term at the Brattleboro, Vermont or Cincinnati, Ohio centers.