M.Sc. On Campus Online Blended

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Mercer University

30 months
7980 USD/year
7980 USD/year
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Today, more children, adolescents, and adults face emotional, mental, or behavioral challenges. Mercer University’s Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling qualifies graduates to help people in their communities tackle such issues.


Key facts

Mercer’s program offers:

  • Instruction from published and award-winning faculty with clinical experience
  • An immersive internship experience with supervised client interaction
  • Preparation for Associate Professional Counselor (APC) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensure exams

Students must also complete the National Counselor Examination (NCE), National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam (NCMHCE), and postgraduate counseling experience for professional licensure.

In 2019, program graduates achieved a 95% first-time pass rate on the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE). Mercer students have also consistently averaged scores that are above the national average for other counseling programs.

Designed for busy and working adults

The M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is offered at Mercer University’s Atlanta campus, and some required courses are also available online. Students can enroll in January, May, or August. Classes meet one night per week, and courses are scheduled in 16-week semesters. Students may pursue the degree on a part-time or full-time basis. Completion time is typically 30-42 months for a full-time student, though additional time may be necessary to satisfy clinical field work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • 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
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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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

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

  • Evaluation of Foreign Credentials
  • Official Translations
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The TOEFL or IELTS is required for international applicants whose primary language is not English. 
  • Financial Guarantee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3990 USD per semester during 30 months.
  • National

    7980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3990 USD per semester during 30 months.

Living costs for Doraville

900 - 1400 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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