M.Sc. On Campus

Mental Health Counseling

Westminster College Salt Lake City

36 months
852 USD/credit 15336 USD/year
852 USD/credit 15336 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling program at the Westminster College Salt Lake City provides an important theoretical framework and hands-on professional training for students interested in becoming clinical mental health counselors. 


Who It's For

The Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling at the Westminster College Salt Lake City  is designed for students who are interested in becoming a mental health therapist, and specifically a clinical mental health counselor. Entering students must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or a recognized international college or university. Students are not required to have an undergraduate major in the social sciences (e.g., psychology).

What You'll Learn

  • Articulate the fundamental knowledge of research, theory, and practice in the field of counseling in areas including professional counseling orientation and ethical practice, social and cultural diversity, human growth and development, career development, counseling and helping relationships, group counseling, assessment and testing, and research and program evaluation.
  • Assess clients and apply appropriate intervention strategies to help clients resolve their problems of living.
  • Establish your professional identity as a clinical mental health counselor.
  • Engage in critical thinking and demonstrate a heightened self-awareness.
  • Counsel clients in a manner that is informed by your preferred counseling theory.
  • Practice counseling with an acute sensitivity to issues of diversity.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Seminar in Professional Counseling Roles 
  • Counseling Ethics 
  • Statistics and Research Methods 
  • Psychopathology and the DSM 
  • Individual Counseling 
  • Human Growth and Development 
  • Tests and Measurements 
  • Group Counseling
  • Applications of Cognitive Behavioral Theory
  • Child and Family Counseling 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


54 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • $50 application fee (participation in an online or on-campus visit waives this fee)
  • Official college or university transcripts 
  • Professional statement
  • Professional resume detailing professional work experience, including relevant job titles, work experiences, responsibilities, and related activities
  • 3 letters of recommendation from academic or professional colleagues who can address the candidate's academic and interpersonal skills relevant to practice as a professional counselor
  • Scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the past 5 years. 
  • Proof of clear state and federal background checks at the time of admission. Review background check instructions for guidance. The background check may take up to 3 weeks to process.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 852 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    15336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 852 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Salt Lake City

1000 - 1730 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.

Our partners

Mental Health Counseling
Westminster College Salt Lake City


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!