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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Florida Gulf Coast University

24 months
1300 USD/credit 39000 USD/year
1300 USD/credit 39000 USD/year
373 USD/credit 11190 USD/year
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The M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Florida Gulf Coast University prepares students in the areas of human development, legal and ethical issues of the profession, career development, appraisal methods, counseling theories, group work, practicum and research, and program evaluation. 


The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program offered by Florida Gulf Coast University provides the professional and research based knowledge and professional counseling skills. Also, our program fully prepares students to be eligible for registered intern status on the way to licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida and provides 

The M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling offers additional specialized courses focusing on mental health counseling in areas such as internship, human sexuality, addictions, organization, administration and supervision, and professional development. Students are engaged in field-based activities during almost every enrollment.

Students can complete their studies in two or three years.

Counseling Criminal Record Policy Statement

All applicants are advised that in order to complete the program, they must complete internships. Most internship facilities do background checks and will not permit the placement of counselor interns with criminal records. The Department reserves the right to deny program admission to any applicant if it appears that applicant is unlikely to be able to complete the internship requirement due to a criminal record, thus inhibiting their ability to complete the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mental Disorders 
  • Appraisal Procedures 
  • Career Development 
  • Legal & Ethical
  • Advanced Counseling Theories
  • Organizations, Administration & Supervision
  • Cross-cultural Counseling 
  • Human Sexuality
  • Issues in Addictions and Abuse 
  • Lifespan Development 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A four year undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Submission of 3 recommendations from professionals in the field using the department's recommendation form. Note that letters of recommendation submitted in addition to the form are optional.
  • Submission of a written statement of career goals will be reviewed for admission.
  • Participation in a personal interview is required. Responses to the interview will be evaluated for admission.
  • Performance in courses taken post baccalaureate will be taken into consideration for admission to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1300 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    39000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1300 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 373 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Fort Myers Beach

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.


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