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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Xavier University

24 months
875 USD/credit 26250 USD/year
875 USD/credit 26250 USD/year
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With over 165,000 counselors in the United States assisting people with personal, family, mental health, social, educational, and career decisions, problems and concerns, counselors play a significant role in the lives of individuals and communities. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is offered at Xavier University.


The Master of Arts degree program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Xavier University is designed to meet the educational requirements for licensure as a professional counselor.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Xavier University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The accreditation runs through March 31, 2022.  The CACREP 2009 standards combine the Community Counseling and Mental Health Counseling standards into standards for Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs.


Since a majority of students are employed, class and curricular offerings are scheduled in the late afternoon, evenings, and weekends to accommodate student schedules.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Lifespan Development 
  • Counseling Theories & Techniques          
  • Group Process  
  • Career Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application (choose Counseling, then Clinical Mental Health)
  • One official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate work from accredited colleges or universities.
  • A resume.
  • A five hundred word minimum statement of purpose for graduate study.
  • Two letters of reference from individuals commenting on the applicant's academic/professional potential.
  • Official test scores from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
  • The MAT is offered here at Xavier

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 875 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    26250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 875 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Cincinnati

1000 - 1650 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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