Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Mercer University

24 months
620 USD/credit
620 USD/credit
620 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Mercer University's Masters of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares professionals in this field to work with children, adolescents and adults deal with a variety of life stresses and problems, including: self-esteem, addiction/substance abuse, aging-related mental health issues, depression and other emotional or behavioral issues.


This program prepares individuals for licensure through the GA State Board of Examiners and includes an intensive internship experience for students through client interaction under supervision. The M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is offered at Mercer's Atlanta Campus, and students are admitted three times per year in August, January and May.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Mercer University is accredited until October 31, 2024 by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) under the 2009 Standards.


Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to:

  • Work with individual and group clients on a wide range of issues
  • Understand and analyze the effect of an individual's educational, vocational, social or emotional problems in society
  • Interpret psychological assessments, provide vocational planning and conduct research
  • Apply for licensure as a Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Cultural Perspectives in Counseling
  • Lifespan Development 
  • Ethics and Professional Issues
  • Research and Program Evaluation
  • Professional Seminar
  • Orientation to Professional Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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

  • $35 Non-refundable Application Fee ($100 for International Applicants)
  • MAT or GRE Test Score
  • Unofficial MAT or GRE Test Score
  • Transcripts from All Previously Attended Institutions 
  • Background Check
  • Two Professional Letters of Recommendation
  • Current Résumé
  • Goal Statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    620 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 620 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    620 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 620 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    620 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 620 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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