Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Valparaiso University

24 months
650 USD/credit
650 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Clinical Mental Health Counseling course offered by Valparaiso University serves as an ethical and professional point of entry for individuals from diverse populations interested in acquiring the requisite skills associated with becoming a licensed professional counselor. 


The Clinical Mental Health Counseling course offered by Valparaiso University emphasizes the development of professional identity, awareness of cultural diversity and spirituality, and basic counselor competencies. It is the mission of the clinical mental health counseling program faculty to prepare counselors who will ethically promote the well-being of individuals, families, mental health organizations, and communities located in metropolitan, rural, and global settings.

Students will develop personal identification with and commitment to a professional counseling identity grounded in ethics and guided by best practice. Students will demonstrate their professional identity, emphasizing leadership and service, by becoming active in appropriate professional counseling organizations. Additionally, graduates are prepared to meet all academic licensure requirements within the state of Indiana. Growth of professional identity is developed through successful completion of program curricula as well as through student projects such as professional goals/self-reflection papers and presentations on agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Psychopathology
  • Advanced Psychopathology
  • Helping Relationships: Counseling Theories
  • Helping Relationships: Counseling Processes
  • Foundations of Professional & Ethical Issues in Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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

  • Applicants should complete the supplemental counseling application form.
  • Applicants are expected also to have completed at least 15 semester hours with a minimum 3.000 grade point average in the socio/behavioral sciences (psychology, sociology, social work, human development, or other closely related fields), including a course in introductory psychology. 
  • Applicants who lack appropriate background in these areas either may not be admitted or may be required to take additional courses to provide a sufficient knowledge base.
  • Letters of recommendation, employment and volunteer work, and a personal statement are also carefully considered by the admissions committee. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    650 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 650 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    650 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 650 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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