Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling / Forensic Counseling
Walden University

Program Details

The online forensic psychology degree is available at Walden University as the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Forensic Counseling.  This online counseling degree prepares students for careers in the legal and criminal justice systems.  You will learn the knowledge and skills needed by forensic counselors to provide expert advice and determine the proper resolution of cases with the most effective treatment for offenders.  The curriculum provides knowledge of mental health law while focusing on juvenile justice and delinquency.

In addition to Forensic Counseling, students complete courses in the broad clinical mental health counseling field so they are prepared to help others cope with daily life and overcome their challenges to be more productive and fulfilled.  Coursework covers current counseling theories, evidence-based research, and tools for preventing, diagnosing, and treating mental health disorders.

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Walden University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Students must complete two pre-practicum labs on campus.

Restricted States

Idaho, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota