30 months
1242 USD/credit 29808 USD/year
1242 USD/credit 29808 USD/year
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The Master’s in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Community Mental Health from California Institute of Integral Studies is a Board of Behavioral Sciences approved, 2.5 year, weekend cohort program.


The Community Mental Health program from California Institute of Integral Studies is offered in an online hybrid format. Students receive asynchronous online lectures, readings, and engagement on a weekly basis. Each semester, students are required to attend five in-person, full-weekend immersions.

During the weekend immersions, students take in-person classes at CIIS with their cohort, allowing for deep and enriching relationships to form between students and with faculty. 

During the first year, students develop a theoretical foundation and engage in clinical coursework. In the second year, students enter a clinical practicum while continuing to take required courses. The program concludes with an integrative project in the final semester.

Personal Psychotherapy Requirement 

During practicum placement, students are required to complete 50 hours of personal psychotherapy with a licensed mental health professional.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Theories and Practice in Community Mental Health
  • Human Development Across the Lifespan
  • Community Trauma and Healing
  • Psychopathology and Psychological Assessment
  • Psychotherapies with Families, Couples and Systems
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 3rd application deadline: pending program space availability (after the Feb 15th priority deadline).


60 SCH
  • MFT (60 units total) | LLPC (67 units total) 


Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Each degree program at CIIS has specific application requirements. 
  • The final pages of the admissions application outline the specific requirements for each program. 
  • If you need further clarification about the materials requested, please contact the admissions counselor for the specific program to which you are applying.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1242 USD per credit during 30 months.
  • National

    29808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1242 USD per credit during 30 months.

Living costs for San Francisco

2206 - 4119 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

Community Mental Health
California Institute of Integral Studies


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