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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Degree Type:
Master’s Degree
Mode of Study:

Methodist University’s 100% online master’s program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling equips you with the expertise needed to become a successful licensed mental health counselor. Guided by experienced faculty and other field experts, you’ll explore topics in life span development, counseling theories, techniques, ethical and legal issues, and more. Complete your coursework online on your schedule, and graduate prepared to sit for the National Counselor Examination and qualify for licensure.


The M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program has been designed to the standards and requirements of CACREP, The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. CACREP Accreditation will be pursued as soon as we are eligible.

Common Career Paths & Salaries

Salary varies widely by position, but according to BLS and Payscale.com, these are typical salaries for three career paths:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor: $54,000
  • Substance Abuse Counselor: $48,520
  • Marriage and Family Therapist: $49,880

Average Tuition Cost

Tuition cost for the MU Online Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is $545 per credit hour, for a total of $32,700 for the program prior to transfer credits and financial aid being applied.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

More than 97% of MU students receive some form of financial aid, with the University offering more than $24 million annually to students for scholarships. If a student is active military, family of active military, or a veteran, they may also qualify for MU’s military education benefits.

Learn More on Our MU Online Microsite

Visit our Clinical Mental Health Counseling page on our MU Online microsite for detailed information about the program, careers, tuition and aid, faculty information, and so much more!

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