M.Sc. On Campus

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

California University of Pennsylvania

24 months
774 USD/credit 23220 USD/year
774 USD/credit 23220 USD/year
516 USD/credit 15480 USD/year
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The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at California University of Pennsylvania fulfills all requirements for you to become a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and provides all courses needed to pursue a career as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania and other states.


The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at California University of Pennsylvania states that courses and fieldwork provide an understanding of human development and how social systems impact personal development.

  • Become knowledgeable in clinical mental health diagnosis, treatment, referral and prevention.
  • Develop a high level of self-awareness.
  • Acquire the traits and skills needed for ethical practice within a diverse society.
  • Learn all aspects of a clinical mental health counselor's job through fieldwork and an on-site internship.

Graduate Outcomes

Embark on a rewarding career in mental health counseling agencies, including private practice, mental health centers, addiction treatment facilities, hospitals, correctional facilities and other treatment centers. Or pursue university doctoral programs in clinical mental health counseling or counselor education and supervision. Alumni employers include:

  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, UPMC.
  • Gateway Rehabilitation Center.
  • Chestnut Ridge Counseling Services.
  • Fayette County Mental Health Program.
  • SPHS Behavioral Health.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Counseling Theory
  • Counseling Skills and Techniques
  • Experiential Group Process
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling 
  • Developmental Group Counseling
  • Cross-cultural Counseling
  • Career Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee. 
  • Official high school transcript (or GED certificate and scores).
  • SAT or American College Test (ACT) scores (may be waived for applicants who have been out of high school for at least two years).
  • Letter(s) of recommendation (optional). 
  • A personal essay (optional).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    23220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    23220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    15480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 516 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for California

1570 - 2658 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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