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Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, AR,
The educational curriculum at Henderson State is a CACREP-accredited master’s program in Mental Health Counseling that provides the student with both traditional brick-and-mortar classes as well as partial online offerings that are tailored to prepare an individual for state licensure.


Working as a counselor, whether it be in the community, the schools, the prisons, nursing homes or in other public and private facilities is a very rewarding experience. 

Your studies with us will help you to develop the theoretical knowledge base and the practical skills necessary to enable you to assess and treat mental and emotional disorders such as depression, anxiety, addiction and substance abuse, suicidal impulses, stress, trauma, low self-esteem and grief.  As a counselor, you may also assist others with job and career concerns, educational decisions and relationship problems. Additionally,  you may be involved in community outreach, advocacy and mediation activities. Some of our counselors choose to specialize in delivering mental health services for the elderly. Mental health counselors often work closely with other mental health specialists, such as psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatric nurses and school counselors in the provision of psychological services.

Programme Structure

Courses in the Department of Counselor Education include:

  • Psychopathology
  • Family systems
  • Play therapy
  • Counseling children
  • Case management
  • Personality dynamics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Official report of a score, obtained within the last 5 years, on either the Miller analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Praxis Core if pursuing a degree For School Counseling 
  •  A typed essay that reflects the applicant’s rationale for pursuing a career in counseling and demonstrates an awareness of the following characteristics that are necessary for becoming an effective counselor: 
  •  Ability to work well with others in a caring and authentic manner; 
  •  Awareness of cultural issues and of being non judgmental; 
  •  Possession of integrity and ethical conduct;
  • Commitment to professional development.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    336 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 336 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    269 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 269 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Arkadelphia

  • 857 - 1250 USD/month
    Living Costs

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