M.Sc. On Campus

Mental Health Counseling

University of Central Arkansas

24 months
5062 USD/year
4504 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Mental Health Counseling from University of Central Arkansas is designed so that it may serve as a terminal degree or as a foundation for prospective doctoral students.


Mental Health Counseling from University of Central Arkansas helps students establish private practices or work in various mental health centers, community agencies, and hospitals. The program consists of sixty (60) semester hours of course work including a one semester internship. Graduates can become Licensed Professional Counselors through the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling.

Graduates with Mental Health Counseling from University of Central Arkansas will:

  • have knowledge of a variety of counseling theories & therapeutic techniques and be able to demonstrate their appropriate use with various populations.
  • have gained sufficient knowledge of ethical and professional standards of care to effectively engage in a therapeutic relationship within a counseling setting.
  • have received adequate training to enable them to become Licensed Professional Counselors in the state of Arkansas.
  • successfully enter the mental health profession.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling and Psychology
  • Theories of Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Developmental Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Group Therapy
  • Counseling Process and Skills
  • Research Methods in Counseling
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Addictions
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Analysis of the Individual
  • Career Counseling
  • Psychopharmacology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Late applications will only be considered if all positions are not filled. 


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and fee payment
  • Scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) – general test
  • Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from professional references qualified to comment on your academic and professional potential
  • Personal Statement
  • Prerequisite coursework (any outstanding prerequisite coursework must be completed before starting classes in the program):
  • Satisfactory completion of a criminal background check (will be requested after interview)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.70 on a scale of 4.00 OR at least a 3.00 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate study
  • Copy of the biographical page of your passport.
  • Proof of Financial Support
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5062 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2531 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2252 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Conway

878 - 1274 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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