M.Ed. On Campus

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Ohio University

24 months
12948 USD/year
12948 USD/year
6996 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.E. Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) specialization at Ohio University prepares graduates in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health disorders by addressing emotional, cognitive, and behavioral processes with an integrated counseling approach.


Key facts:

  • The M.E. Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) specialization at Ohio University are trained in psychopathology, diagnosis and treatment planning, and personality assessment. The CMHC program specialization at Ohio University is CACREP-accredited through October 31, 2024. The program is offered annually on the Athens campus and in a regional cohort model on the Chillicothe campus.

Program Outcomes

  • Graduates of the program are eligible for state licensure in Ohio as Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) and national certification as National Certified Counselors (NCC). Graduates are employed as mental health counselors in agencies, colleges and universities, hospitals, and school-based settings. The job placement rate for graduates was 100% within 12 months of degree completion. The CMHC program had 14 graduates in January 2019-August 2019. The program has a 63% completion rate (n=24), with students typically citing personal or medical reasons for withdrawal. Between January 2019-July 2019, the Ohio University pass rate on the National Counselor Examination (NCE) was 93% (n=14). 

Professional Engagement

  • CMHC students are encouraged to become involved in professional counseling organizations during their program. Belonging to a professional organization encourages collaboration and advocacy, promotes professionalism and leadership, and gives students the opportunity to meet colleagues and leaders throughout the state and nation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Counseling: Clinical Mental Health, Rehabilitation, School Counseling
  • Career Development: Research and Theory
  • Counseling Over the Lifespan
  • Appraisal
  • Group Counseling
  • Counseling Theory and Techniques

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Transcripts showing a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.9 or higher

Three letters of recommendation written by current or former professors or supervisors, or others in the field who can address the applicant’s suitability for a graduate program in counseling.

Personal Statement of approximately 5 double-spaced typed pages from the applicant addressing specific questions including:

  • What are your career goals? What experiences and/or persons in your life have influenced your career goals?
  • What experiences have you had that you believe would help you be successful in a graduate program in counselor education?
  • Describe your personal characteristics that will be assets and challenges to your study in counselor education. What qualities do you possess that you think would enable you to become an effective counselor?
  • Describe your culturally relevant interpersonal experiences with individuals or groups who are different from you (race, gender, age, disability status, etc.).
  • Counselor preparation involves a great deal of self-exploration and discovery. How will you manage your personal and professional boundaries in this process?
  • What distinguishes you from other candidates for the counselor education program?

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6474 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    12948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6474 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3498 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Athens

1079 - 1780 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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