Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling / Trauma & Crisis Counseling
Walden University

Program Details

Walden University offers an online counseling degree, the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Trauma and Crisis Counseling.  This is designed for individuals who want to focus on gaining the counseling skills and theoretical foundations needed to assist those healing from trauma and to assist communities in managing crisis.  The curriculum covers the theory, intervention strategies, and treatment models needed to counsel and support individuals and families during a crisis.  Courses also teach students how to train and support first responders managing intense career demands and about crisis management and the leadership skills needed to help communities develop effective, responsive crisis management programs and trauma treatment centers. 

You will complete courses in the broader field of clinical mental health counseling as well, preparing you to help others cope with the challenges of daily life.  While studying the latest counseling theories, evidence-based research, and technology, you will gain confidence, qualifications, and critical thinking skills that will help you become a successful counselor.


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