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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Valparaiso University

24 months
650 USD/credit 19500 USD/year
650 USD/credit 19500 USD/year
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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.

Career Prospects

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:

  • 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 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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

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  • International

    19500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 650 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    19500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 650 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Valparaiso

1223 - 1978 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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