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Clinical Counseling, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Bellevue, NE, United States
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. 
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Overview

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.

Accreditation

The Clinical Counseling program is accredited by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs). 

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    530

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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.
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Living costs for Bellevue

  • 1018 - 1570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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