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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

33 months
720 USD/credit 15709 USD/year
720 USD/credit 15709 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree from Gannon University prepares individuals for careers in professional counseling settings such as community mental health, human service agencies, college and university counseling centers, and residential treatment facilities. 


The curriculum of the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree from Gannon University provides a blend of counselor training experiences designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to become a professional counselor. Graduates are prepared to pursue National Counselor Certification (NCC) and licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC).


The curriculum is based on the following eight core counselor competency areas:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the ethical, legal and professional spheres of counselor roles, responsibilities, and identity.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the complexities of social and cultural contexts for individuals and their implications for relationships.
  • Demonstrate understanding of human development across the lifespan and its significance for counseling relationships and strategies.
  • Demonstrate understanding of career development and the interrelationships among and between work, mental well-being, relationships, and other life roles and factors.
  • Demonstrate counselor characteristics, behaviors, interviewing, and counseling skills that influence the helping relationship.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the dynamics, strategies, and conditions associated with group work effectiveness.
  • Demonstrate competent use of assessment and diagnosis of mental and emotional disorders and conditions.
  • Demonstrate competent use of research methods, needs assessment, and program evaluation skills important to the counseling profession.
  • Demonstrate case conceptualization, diagnosis, and treatment planning skills that utilize developmental and multicultural knowledge and an understanding of therapeutic relationships within the context of clinical mental health counseling.
  • Demonstrate self-awareness and self-development through engagement in active learning and reflectivity.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Group Dynamics
  • Human Development Over the Life Span
  • Professional Counseling
  • Counseling Strategies and Techniques
  • Research Methodology
  • Counseling and Personality Theories 
  • Appraisal in Counseling 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 33 months

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must have a bachelor's degree from an approved institution. 
  • A complete application for admissions includes: a resume, three letters of recommendation from appropriate professionals, an essay, and participation in an admissions interview. 
  • To be admitted into the program, applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.8 in undergraduate coursework. 
  • Students must also have Pennsylvania Child Abuse History clearance and the Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check (ACT 33 & ACT 34 clearances) dated within a year of application. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15709 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 720 USD per credit during 33 months.
  • National

    15709 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 720 USD per credit during 33 months.

Living costs for Erie

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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