Clinical Counseling

Bellevue University

24 months
585 USD/credit
585 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Clinical Counseling program at Bellevue University is modeled on national licensing standards and will prepare you to take the national licensing exam to become a mental health counselor. 


Through a practicum and internship, you will be able to apply your learning directly to the field under the guidance and supervision of a licensed professional, gaining confidence and practical experience to serve the mental health needs of children, adolescents, and adults over the life span.

The Clinical Counseling program at Bellevue University is a licensure-track, 60 credit-hour online graduate degree program. The degree includes 100 hours of practicum (40% direct client contact) and 600 hours of clinical internship (40% direct client contact). 

Whether you choose to do your coursework online or in class, you are responsible to complete these practicum and clinical internship hours under the supervision of licensed counseling professional. Please note that online students may complete clinical hours in their home state through an accountability and approval process with Bellevue University’s Clinical Coordinator.

Program Outcomes

Your graduate degree coursework will prepare you with:

  • Demonstrate professional counseling skills and techniques.
  • Master core content and foundational areas of knowledge in the counseling profession.
  • Integrate professional counselor identity.
  • Incorporate multicultural awareness and diversity issues into personal and professional activities.
  • Integrate ethical principles and standards into personal and professional activities.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Helping Relationships and Orientation to the Counseling Profession 
  • Introduction to Counseling Theories
  • Statistics and Quantitative Research Methods 
  • Qualitative Research Methods and Program Evaluation 
  • Human Development Throughout the Lifespan 
  • Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in the Practice of Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Completed Application Form
  • Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • An official evaluation of foreign credentials
  • Verification of funds to show sufficient funds to study in the United States

Tuition Fee

  • International

    585 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 585 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    585 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 585 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Clinical Counseling
Bellevue University