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Clinical Mental Health Counseling Careers

A Master’s Degree for Top Mental Health Professionals

100% Online Coursework

Transfer up to 9 credits

  • Graduate ready for the National Counselor Examination (NCE)
  • Complete two internships supervised by clinical faculty
  • Seeking CACREP accreditation when eligible
  • No GRE/GMAT or application fee required for admission

Prepare for a successful and fulfilling career with Methodist University’s 100% online Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Through rigorous coursework taught by expert faculty, you’ll gain expertise in counseling theories, models, techniques, and more. Graduate ready to take the NCE and become a licensed mental health practitioner.

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Pursue Impactful Mental Health Careers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor1 $54,000 per year

Substance Abuse Counselor2 $48,520 per year

Marriage and Family Therapist3 $49,880 per year

Qualify for In-Demand Jobs

With approximately 30% of American adults exhibiting symptoms of anxiety and depression,4 the demand for licensed counselors is higher than ever. Complete Methodist University’s 100% online master’s degree program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling to jumpstart your career and begin offering ethical and effective patient care.

Upon graduation with your master’s from MU, you’ll have a reputable degree from a recognized leader in health care education. Our graduates currently hold jobs at various health centers and hospital systems across the country.

Program Outcomes and Skills Acquired

What You’ll Learn

After completing the 100% online MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, you will:

Skills You’ll Gain

  • Addiction Counseling
  • Basic Counseling Skills
  • Crisis Management
  • Family Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Research
  • Statistical Analysis

Ensuring Your Success Beyond Graduation

From the moment you become a student at Methodist University, you’ll have access to the support needed to obtain career readiness skills, internships, employment, and other career opportunities. And you can tap into a wide variety of career services long after you’ve graduated.

Here are just a few examples of what you can expect for career support as a student or alumnus. You can benefit from all of them remotely.

Individual and Group Workshops

Whether you need help with assessing your skills and defining your career goals or want a crash course in job searching, our staff can help.

Career Readiness

MU Career Services is committed to empowering students with career readiness tools. Contact us for details about our signature programs, the MU Career Challenge, and the Senior Seminar Series.

Mock Interviews

Learn how to respond confidently to general and behavioral interview questions while articulating your strengths with mock interviews.


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