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Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.Sc.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #351 (WUR) , GA,
The M.S. degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares those who want to work with clients individually, with couples, and in groups on emotional, personal, social, educational and vocational challenges. This dynamic program gives students a comprehensive understanding of professional and ethical practices, social and cultural diversity, social justice and advocacy, human growth and development, career development, assessment and research and program evaluation.


The program includes a nine month practicum-internship experience, during which students have the opportunity both to work with clients in community settings and to collaborate and consult with other mental health professionals. Students also have the opportunity to participate in psychological assessment programs and to conduct research that focuses on a wellness model of health.

Graduates of this program are employed in mental health agencies, family counseling centers, private practices, corporate human resource positions, correctional settings, and many others that require expertise in human development and counseling skills.


The counselor is prepared to:

  • work individually and with groups of clients on educational, vocational, social, emotional, or personal problems.
  • counsel and consult with diverse populations
  • consult with other professionals and administrators concerning the client’s development needs.
  • participate in educational, social, and career assessment programs, including the interpretation of test results.
  • provide information and understanding to clients in the areas of educational, social, and career planning.
  • conduct and facilitate program evaluation and research efforts.
  • practice according to the ethical codes of the American Counseling Association.
  • use appropriate technology to assist clients with educational, social, and career planning.
  • further their identity as a professional counselor through advocacy for the profession.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Professional Identity and Ethics in Mental Health Counseling
  • Basic Counseling Skills
  • Group Counseling Systems
  • Consultation, Advocacy, and Leadership in Mental Health Counseling
  • Counseling Systems and Interventions
  • Career Theory, Assessment, and Intervention
  • Educational and Psychological Appraisal
  • Psychobehavioral Diagnosis
  • Family Systems and Interventions
  • Advanced Counseling Skills
  • Biopsychosocial Aspects of Addiction
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Applied Practice I: Mental Health Counseling
  • Internship: Mental Health Counseling

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements
  • A submitted online application. Paper applications are not available.
  • A nonrefundable application fee of $50 is required for each application. This fee must be paid online by credit card.
  • One copy of official academic transcripts
  • Goal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores.
  • International applicants required to submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores and the Georgia State University’s International Applicant Immigration Form.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1243 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1243 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    1243 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1243 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    382 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 382 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Atlanta

  • 1213 - 2210 USD/month
    Living Costs

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