Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
University of New Haven

Program Details

The online M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of New Haven prepares you to advance your career as a licensed professional counselor in a range of practice settings. Students develop the skills, knowledge, and awareness necessary to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds through an understanding of advocacy and social justice principles. The curriculum includes 700 hours of supervised clinical training as well as 100% online courses.

All courses in this program are designed in accordance with the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards and meet the requirements to be a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Connecticut.

As a competency-based program, the curriculum represents the highest standards of professional ethics, theoretical integration, clinical skills, and multicultural and social justice counseling. You can choose to specialize your studies with concentrations in community development or forensic mental health. Each of these concentrations is designed to provide a deep understanding of relevant and in-demand practice areas.

Students in the online M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program develop essential interpersonal and communication skills along with core competencies to be effective and ethical counselors. Possible career paths include mental health clinician, substance abuse counselor, marriage and family therapist, forensic psychologist, and more.

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of New Haven is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Applicaton Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • All courses in this program are designed in accordance with the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards and meet the requirements to be a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Connecticut. Students planning to practice in another state should review their state's requirements for licensure.