M.Sc. On Campus

Mental Health Counseling

Central Washington University

12 months
9068 USD/year
9068 USD/year
3794 USD/year
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The M.S. degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Central Washington University prepares those who want to work with clients individually, with couples, and in groups on emotional, personal, social, educational and vocational challenges.


Mental Health Counseling is a small program with intense clinical training and supervision. It gives students a comprehensive understanding of professional and ethical practices, social and cultural diversity, social justice and advocacy, human growth and development, career development, assessment and research and program evaluation.

Learning outcomes

Our program at Central Washington University requires 90 quarter hours and usually takes just over two years to complete. The program includes three practica under close faculty supervision in the department’s training clinic and a full-time four month internship experience, during which students have the opportunity both to work with clients in community settings and to collaborate and consult with other mental health professionals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Orientation: Mental Health Counseling
  • Substance Abuse and Dependence
  • Tests and Measurements
  • Human Growth and Development, Advanced
  • Design and Statistical Analysis for Applied Research
  • Theories and Practice of Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Counseling and Assessment: Children and Adolescent
  • Counseling and Assessment Strategies for Adults

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 3.0 cumulative Grade Point Average - GPA -  or above (on a 4.0 scale) is required to be academically admissible. The Graduate School calculates the last 90 quarter hour or last 60 semester hour GPA.
  • If the applicant’s native language is not English, he or she is required to demonstrate proof of English proficiency.
  • All students must provide adequate financial documentation before an admission decision can be made and an I-20 issued.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9068 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4534 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    9068 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4534 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    3794 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1897 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Ellensburg

895 - 1492 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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