M.Sc. On Campus

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Fort Hays State University

12 months
610 USD/credit
610 USD/credit
242 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Counselors support people going through the various challenges and stages of life. While the issues counselors face constantly change, these caring individuals strengthen their communities through their continued social and educational efforts. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is offered at Fort Hays State University.


If you are called to this profession, the Department of Advanced Education Programs has a graduate degree that will provide you a flexible, high quality educational experience and help you satisfy state licensure requirements.

The M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling  at Fort Hays State University assists you in developing the knowledge you need to aid your future clients. Intensive coursework coupled with diligent faculty mentorship gives you the tools you need to succeed in your on campus and online classes, and in your career. Keeping your need for flexibility in mind, 50 percent of your required classes are offered online, with the remaining courses held on campus on Fridays and Saturdays. This degree program prepares you to apply for licensure in the State of Kansas as a Licensed Professional Counselor or a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.

Fell the freedom of a degree around your schedule

At Fort Hays State, online does not mean impersonal. Our innovative virtual programs really mean you have the flexibility and freedom to plan your program according to your schedule – and finish it on time – with a community of colleagues standing behind you. 

Once you are accepted into a program, a faculty member within your specialty area will guide you throughout your studies. Although the requirements for each program vary, you may be able to complete your degree without setting foot on campus, while still developing rich relationships with faculty and fellow classmates.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Educational Research
  • Counseling Skills Development
  • Lifespan Human Development
  • Foundations of Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Using Google Chrome, submit an Application for Graduate Admission at the appropriate website:
  • Pay the $40 domestic application fee or $50 international application fee.
  • Provide the Graduate School with an official bachelor's degree transcript and master's degree transcript (if applicable) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Provide entrance examination scores as required by individual departments.
  • Provide letters of recommendation. 
  • Provide any other documents required by specific departments, such as a personal statement or vita, background check release, writing sample, or digital art slides.
  • International students must provide evidence of their ability to speak English.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    610 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 610 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    610 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 610 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    242 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 242 USD per credit during 12 months.

Graduate On-Campus (contiguous state) $341.29

Living costs for Hays

900 - 1400 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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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