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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Fairfield University

24 months
815 USD/credit 24450 USD/year
815 USD/credit 24450 USD/year
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Fairfield University’s Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree offers counseling courses under the guidance of faculty members who are nationally recognized in the field.


The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program from Fairfield University develops knowledge and skills in nine areas: Human growth and development l The helping relationship l Lifestyle and career development l Research and evaluation l Social and cultural foundations l Group counseling I Individual appraisal l Professional orientation l Clinical skills.

Students are provided with an excellent educational foundation that leads to licensure and work in counseling settings including mental health agencies, college counseling centers, hospitals and private practice. 

Mission Statement

As a program within a Jesuit community, we maintain a primary focus on issues of social justice and the use of Ignatian pedagogy in our pursuit of academic, as well as clinical, excellence. We subscribe to a belief in the inherent worth and dignity of each person; to the need to develop throughout the lifespan a greater sense of self-realization; to a commitment to serving a diverse society; to a commitment of service to others both for the prevention and remediation of life’s problems; and to the pursuit of the highest standards of excellence in the counseling profession.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Multicultural Issues in Counseling
  • Lifespan Human Development
  • Psychopathology and Classification
  • Professional Issues in Counseling
  • Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Counseling Relationships and Skills
  • Group Work: Theory and Practice
  • Career Development: Theories and Practice
  • Assessment in Counseling
  • Research Methodology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply online
  • Submit the $60 application fee
  • Answer "Yes" to the Non-Matriculated student question
  • Choose term to begin course work
  • Upload unofficial undergraduate transcript with degree posted to application file

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 815 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    24450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 815 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Fairfield

1736 - 2740 USD /month
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