Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Rider University

24 months
850 USD/credit
850 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Rider University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP), the premier national accrediting body that ensures excellence in counselor preparation and training.


The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Rider University offers:

  • Small class sizes and an excellent student-faculty ratio ensure individualized advising and instruction.
  • Multiple opportunities for research and authorship experience with faculty (e.g., presentations and publications) enhance preparation for doctoral work.
  • Courses emphasize active learning, case examples, and personal exploration to build self-awareness.
  • An active student honor society provides exciting workshops, networking events, and professional development opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Counseling and Helping Professions
  • Theories of Counseling and Helping Professions
  • Counseling Technique Laboratory
  • Group Counseling
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Psychopathology
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Vocational/Career Development
  • Measurements, Tests, and Assessments in Counseling
  • Introduction to Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

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

  • Complete the Application
  • Transcripts must have the official school seal and be translated to English.
  • Photocopies are only accepted when attested by the college or university.
  • Submit Evidence of English Language Proficiency
  • Submit personal statement
  • Submit a current resume
  • Submit proof of finances

Tuition Fee

  • International

    850 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 850 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    850 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 850 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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