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M.S. in Mental Health Counseling (CACREP accredited)

Walden University



Walden University's online M.S. in Mental Health Counseling (CACREP accredited) degree program has been created to enable its students with the in-depth knowledge that is needed for providing metal health counseling in a variety of settings.

This online metal health counseling program is a mix of research practical application and coursework, which has been specifically designed to aid its students in gaining the necessary knowledge that is needed for meeting the requirements that are needed for gaining licensure in most states.

This online mental health counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling, and was created to instill in its students an understanding of topics, such as:

  • Foundations for Graduate Study in Mental Health Counseling
  • Professional Identity and Ethics in Counseling
  • Introduction to Mental Health Counseling
  • Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories
  • Interviewing and Observational Strategies
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Tests and Measurement
  • Lifespan Development
  • Diagnosis and Assessment
  • Vocational Psychology and Counseling
  • Couples and Family Counseling
  • Group Process and Dynamics
  • Prevention, Intervention, and Consultation
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Research Design

While this online mental health counseling program cannot guarantee licensure, it does however, encourage students to contact the appropriate state agency to determine the specific requirements that they must meet.

Graduates of this online mental health counseling program will have gained the understanding and skills that are needed for succeeding in a career as a professional counselor.

All accredited bachelor's degree, minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in bachelor's degree coursework, two professional references.

Accreditation Information

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

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