M.Sc. On Campus

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Plymouth State University

12 months
765 USD/credit 22950 USD/year
765 USD/credit 22950 USD/year
550 USD/credit 16500 USD/year
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The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program from Plymouth State University is designed to prepare students to function as licensed clinical mental health counselors. It provides the educational requirements outlined by the New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice as requisite to attaining mental health counseling licensures. 


The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program from Plymouth State University is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Students should note that there are significant post-degree requirements to undertake prior to being licensed, listed below in the Licensure Requirements section.

PSU was recently awarded a $1.9 million Federal Behavioral Health and Workforce Education Training program grant.


The career outlook for Clinical Mental Health Counseling shows national job growth at 23% with the average salary at $46,560 according to the NH Employment Services office. It also ranks in the Top 10 for Best Social Services jobs in US News and World Report.

Among all PSU program graduates, the three year job placement rate is approximately 100% of those actively seeking positions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Orientation, Ethics and Advocacy
  • Counseling Skills
  • Social Behavior and Diversity
  • Advanced Human Development
  • Research Design in the Helping Professions
  • Career Counseling and Development
  • Theories of Counseling and Personality
  • Assessment for Counselors
  • Group Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 3.0 or better in undergraduate coursework
  • Official transcripts from any/all college level work
  • Three professional recommendations
  • Current Resume
  • Statement of interest
  • Participation in the Group Interview
  • NH Residency Verification form (NH residents only)
  • $75 application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    22950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 550 USD per credit during 12 months.


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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