24 months
25200 USD/year
23544 USD/year
11720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The mission of the Counseling MC program from Arizona State University is to prepare students to become professional clinical mental health counselors, culturally competent to work with diverse clientele in a variety of mental health settings including community behavioral health agencies, colleges and universities, and organizational settings.

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Clinical mental health counselors seek to prevent or treat psychological problems and to promote the health of individuals, families, groups and organizations in a diverse society.

The Counseling MC program from Arizona State University  also instills in students the importance of research in advancing the counseling profession. One manifestation of the crucial link between practice and research is the three complementary functions of the program's state-of-the-art Counselor Training Center: services delivery, clinical training and research.

Faculty research foci include but are not limited to the following:

  • acculturative stress
  • career development
  • children and adolescents
  • counseling process and outcome
  • couple and family relationships
  • mental health disparities
  • microaggressions
  • play therapy
  • retention in education
  • socioeconomic status and financial stress

Career Opportunities

  • Graduates of the Master of Counseling program meet licensure requirements as a professional counselor with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Because requirements vary by state, students should consult the licensing requirements for the state in which they tend to reside.
  • Graduates provide clinical services in a range of settings, such as community agencies, hospitals, private practice and university counseling centers. The program also prepares graduates who wish to pursue doctoral-level studies.


The Master of Counseling (MC) program in clinical mental health counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research and Evaluation in Counseling
  • Counseling Research Data Analysis
  • Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Psychological Tests
  • Prevention and Consultation
  • Lifespan Human Development
  • Occupations and Careers
  • Analysis of the Individual
  • Group Dynamics and Counseling
  • Counseling Prepracticum 
  • Professional Issues and Ethics
  • Multicultural Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • two- to three-page personal statement
  • at least two and a maximum of three recommendation forms
  • verbal and quantitative GRE scores
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25200 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    23544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23544 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11720 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Tempe Junction

900 - 1350 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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