Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
University of Western States

Program Details

The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is an online counseling degree from the University of Western States for those interested in diagnosing and treating patients with mental health disorders as licensed counselors.  The program prepares you to sit for the National Counselor Exam (NCE) or the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam (NCHMCE).  The comprehensive, systems-based approach to the curriculum examines content areas through the lens of sport and performance psychology with courses integrating sport and performance psychology components.  You will complete courses in:

  • Trauma
  • Addiction
  • Couples and families
  • Psychopharmacology

Coursework examines counseling orientation and ethical practice; social and cultural diversity; human growth and development; career development; counseling and helping relationships; group counseling; assessment and testing; and more.  A unique feature of this online counseling degree is the standardized patient component that provides personalized learning through simulated “real-world” scenarios with specially trained actors.

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Western States is accredited by:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.75 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Interview, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent