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Mental Health Counseling, M.Sc.

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The program prepares you for work in a number of different settings, including:

  • Community agencies
  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Managed behavioral health care organizations
  • Outpatient mental health programs
  • Residential treatment and rehabilitation settings
  • Substance abuse treatment programs
  • Schools and corporations with employee assistance programs

Two options exist within the program. You can earn either your master’s degree or advanced certificate in mental health counseling. The latter is ideal if you already possess a master’s degree in counseling or a related discipline but wish to build upon your educational foundation in the field.

Late afternoon and evening classes help you work toward your degree or certification with minimal interruption to your busy schedule.

Programme Structure

  • Mental Health Counseling as a Profession 
  • Counseling Theories and Strategies 
  • Social and Cultural Diversity  
  • Assessment in Counseling
  • Psychopathology and Differential Diagnosis 
  • Treatment Planning and Intervention 
  • Group Theory and Process

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • Programme intensity Part-time
              • Part-time variant
            • Credits
              60 alternative credits
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus

            English Language Requirements

            You only need to take one of these language tests:

            • Minimum required score:


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            Academic Requirements

            • Completed online application.
            • Application fee.
            • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
            • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (if applicable).
            • Two letters of recommendation which can be submitted online. 
            • Current résumé and personal goals statement.
            • Results of the TOEFL (if native language is not English).

            Tuition Fee

            • International Applies to you

              920 USD/credit
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            • National Applies to you

              920 USD/credit
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            Living costs for Rochester

            • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
              Living Costs

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


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