Master of Arts in Counseling / Mental Health Counseling
Western New Mexico University

Program Details

WNMU offers an online MA in Counseling with several available concentrations.  In this Mental Health Counseling focus, you’ll enhance your knowledge and skills as you prepare to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). This program does entail a substantial internship in either a school or counseling agency, but it may be completed locally. Most coursework is asynchronous, however there may be a few classes that are taught synchronously for you to exchange ideas and benefit from networking with your peers.  Sample classes within this online graduate program, are:

  • Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues in Counseling
  • Child & Adolescent Development & Counseling
  • Grief, Loss, & Trauma
  • Program Development & Management

Licensure requirements vary by state.  Be sure to check your individual state’s licensing requirements for counseling professionals prior to enrolling in this, or any other, program.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Official transcripts

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

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