Master of Science in Counseling / Mental Health Counseling
Upper Iowa University

Program Details

An online master’s in Counseling focusing on Mental Health Counseling prepares students to become professional counselors. The curriculum emphasizes prevention of emotional and mental disorders, early intervention, and empowerment of clients. Courses have been developed to meet CACREP standards and include a high level of hands-on training.

Counselors are committed to working for social justice and helping a diverse clientele. Graduates can pursue professional counseling in settings such as hospitals, substance abuse treatment centers, educational institutions, private practice, rehabilitation facilities, and court systems.

Course topics explored in this degree concentration include:

  • Multicultural counseling
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Psychological assessment
  • Couples, marriage, and family systems
  • Child and adolescent psychology
  • Addiction counseling

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Upper Iowa University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

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