30 months
715 USD/credit 17160 USD/year
715 USD/credit 17160 USD/year
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As a student of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program from University of Dayton, you'll gain the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful counselor in community-based and private counseling sessions. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


We embrace a holistic approach to working with individuals, families and communities, and you'll learn to use leading methodologies to practice effectively in any environment.

The flexibility of the program structure allows you to choose from two tracks — 2.5 years or 3.5 years.

To receive your Professional Counseling License (PC), you're required to pass a test from the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CSWMFT). After completing two additional years of supervised experience, you'll be licensed as a Professional Clinical Counselor (PCC).


Graduates of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program from University of Dayton work in a variety of settings, including community agencies, hospitals and clinics, as well as in private practices, providing counseling and psychotherapy for clients who are struggling with mental and emotional disorders, substance abuse, family and relationship difficulties, and career development needs.


The UD Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Career Counseling
  • Personality & Human Development Across the Lifespan
  • Assessment in Counseling
  • Theories & Techniques of Counseling
  • Biological Bases of Behavior
  • Counseling Diverse Populations
  • Theories & Techniques of Group Counseling
  • Foundations in Abnormal Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  • Three letters of recommendation from professors or employers.
  • A personal statement regarding career goals and aspirations.
  • Results from the GRE or MAT are required for applicants with an undergraduate grade-point average below 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 715 USD per credit during 30 months.
  • National

    17160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 715 USD per credit during 30 months.

Living costs for Dayton

880 - 1352 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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