Mental Health Counseling

University of Cincinnati

24 months
12790 USD/year
12790 USD/year
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The Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Cincinnati is designed to train mental health counselors for employment in community agency and private practice settings.


Our overarching goal is to ensure we are training counselors to function appropriately as wellness-oriented mental health professionals, working within communities to improve the lives of individuals and families. Graduates of the Mental Health Counseling program at the University of Cincinnati meet the training requirements established by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapy Board for licensure as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and will be prepared for the National Counselor Examination (NCE). Additionally, graduates will be trained to contribute to a system of care that is valuing of diversity; serving as advocates for equity while building mindful partnerships to improve the wellbeing of clients. For additional information, please contact Amanda Carlisle at (513) 556-3335.


Being oriented toward working with people and a strong desire to gain experience in the mental health field are key qualities that may be shared by successful students. Creativity, dedication, and the ability to work independently (with supervision) are other important qualities for successful students.


There are many career possibilities -- working with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. Career counseling, working with the severely mentally ill or homeless, or providing counseling in a wide variety of mental health settings are just some of the many opportunities for careers in the field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Counseling Techniques
  • Counseling Theories
  • Group Work in Ecological Counseling - Theory, Research, and Practice
  • Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues in Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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To find out when your application is due, ask the admission contact for your program of interest.




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Goal statement
  • 3 references
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Undergraduate transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6395 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    12790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6395 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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