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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Gallaudet University

24 months
27270 USD/year
18180 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Gallaudet University is designed to teach students to provide appropriate counseling and mental health services to deaf and hard-of-hearing adults, children, and adolescents in mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, community programs, addiction programs, and psychosocial rehabilitation programs.


Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Gallaudet University is a unique opportunity for well-trained counselors to find work in a growing array of mental health jobs that meet the unique needs of the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

Graduates with Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Gallaudet University will:

  • demonstrate knowledge and skills related to counseling needs of culturally and linguistically diverse deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing, including etiology, diagnosis (including co-occurring disorders), assessment, treatment, and prevention of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders, 
  • be able to communicate effectively with others, express themselves in writing, and can accurately interpret research and apply it to practice.
  • show sensitivity, genuineness, and positive regard for others, practice high levels of self-awareness, and demonstrate a commitment to personal growth and on-going professional development.
  • comprehend legal and ethical standards pertaining to mental health counselors and consistently integrate an ethical decision making model into their professional work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Culture, Identity & the American Deaf Community
  • Emotional & Behavioral Disorders Across the Lifespan
  • Family Therapy
  • Psychopharmacology for Counselors
  • Organization and Administration of Human Service Programs
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Crisis and Trauma Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




69 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Three (3) letters of recommendation. 
  • Interview, in person or by Videophone, with program faculty is required
  • American Sign Language proficiency at a level sufficient to successfully complete the Admissions Interview. 
  • Four (4) personal essays (two in written English and the other two in ASL) 
  • Nine undergraduate or graduate credits in Psychology; each course must be completed with a grade of "B" or better
  • Competence in the English language 
  • A completed Graduate School Application Form, including payment of the $75 non-refundable application fee.
  • Official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate work, to be sent by the college or university directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions. 
  • At least a B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average (GPA) in undergraduate and previous graduate work. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27270 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    18180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18180 USD per year during 24 months.
  • International students (Developing countries): $27,270 per year
  • International students (Non-Developing countries): $36,360 per year

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 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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