M.Sc. On Campus

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

24 months
650 USD/credit 19500 USD/year
650 USD/credit 19500 USD/year
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Jacksonville University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Core Curriculum has a specialization in clinical mental health counseling. It also offers a concentration in Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling. 


This Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree from Jacksonville University meets the academic requirements for licensure as designated in the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling for both Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. 

Why Choose This Program?

  • This program is offered at JU's Jacksonville campus and JU's Palm Coast site in Palm Coast, Fla.
  • Hybrid format, cohort model that allows for self-paced and in-person classes once or twice per week
  • Ideal for working professionals who want to create individual relationships with professors and peers
  • Full-time, 2 year 60-credit-hour program
  • Meets the educational requirements for State of Flo​rida licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Learning outcomes

Mental health counselors offer guidance to individuals, couples, families and groups that are dealing with issues that affect their mental health and well-being.

Clinical mental health counselors offer a full range of services, including:

  • Assessment and diagnosis
  • Psychotherapy
  • Treatment planning and utilization review
  • Brief and solution-focused therapy
  • Alcoholism and substance abuse treatment
  • Psychoeducational and prevention programs
  • Crisis Management


CACREP accredited CMHC program with emphasis in Marriage and Family Counseling

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Growth and Development
  • Legal, Ethical, and Professional Standards
  • Counseling Theories and Practices
  • Behavioral Research and Evaluation
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychopathology
  • Group Theories and Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed JU Application 
  • Unofficial Transcripts for All Degrees Conferred
  • Statement of Intent 
  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae 
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation 
  • The following may be requested of students with a 3.0 GPA or below:
  • GRE / GMAT Scores 
  • When completing your application, please indicate your location preference. This program is offered at Jacksonville University's campus in Jacksonville, Fla. and at JU Palm Coast in Palm Coast, Fla.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 650 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    19500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 650 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Jacksonville

1033 - 1668 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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