Clinical Mental Health Counseling

George Washington University

30 months
1825 USD/credit
1825 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Clinical Mental Health Counseling is one of the first programs of its kind offered at George Washington University, this course of study prepares students to work in social services agencies, employment centers and substance abuse programs. It takes an integrated approach to counseling research and practice.


The course of study includes classroom, laboratory and field-site education and training. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program offered by George Washington University  includes a two-semester internship. Interns deliver counseling services, under supervision, both in the program’s Community Counseling Services Center and at health and human services agencies in the community.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is committed to preparing knowledgeable and ethical Professional Counselors equipped for the practice of individual, couple, family, and group counseling. Our program emphasizes working with diverse populations and developing strategies to promote the social, emotional, psychological, and physical health of individuals, families, communities, and organizations. 

We contribute to human development, adjustment, and change by encouraging our diverse faculty and student body to engage in reflective practice, critical inquiry, civic engagement, and responsible social action.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Quantitative Research
  • Professional and Ethical Orientation to Counseling
  • Counseling Interview Skills
  • Theories and Techniques of Counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • Individual Assessment in Counseling
  • Psychosocial Adaptation
  • Group Counseling
  • Social/Cultural Dimensions Counseling
  • Counseling Substance Abusers
  • Family Counseling
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Trauma and Crisis Intervention
  • Practicum/Internship in Counseling
  • Advanced Internship in Counseling
  • Foundations/Practicum: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Life Span Human Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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

  • Two (2) recommendations (preferably one from a faculty member and the other from a professional supervisor)
  • Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. 
  • Statement of purpose
  • A resumé and an interview are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1825 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1825 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    1825 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1825 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.


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