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


  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Official transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • Interview

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission