Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling / Military Families & Culture
Walden University

Program Details

The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Military Families and Culture is an online counseling degree from Walden University.  This specialization in counseling allows students to learn how to help families cope with the complex emotional challenges of military life.  You will learn about the nuances of military culture and the hardships associated with the military lifestyle, such as prolonged separation, combat-related injuries, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  Courses examine considerations and best practices for counseling active military personnel, veterans, spouses, and children.  

Students completing this online master’s degree in counseling will also learn about the broad field of clinical mental health counseling.  The curriculum will examine the latest counseling theories, evidence-based research, and tools for preventing, diagnosing, and treating mental health disorders so graduates will be familiar with the challenges and treatments for civilians as well as military-related persons.

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