M.Ed. On Campus

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

University of Utah

36 months
18590 USD/year
18590 USD/year
5260 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The fundamental mission of the Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling specialty at the University of Utah is to educate and train counselors who will promote the optimal functioning of individuals, families, groups, and communities. 


Built upon a foundation of knowledge, skills, and dispositions within a multicultural and social justice framework, program graduates will be able to translate research-validated practices into effective strategies for individuals, groups, and families from diverse backgrounds. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling course of study at the University of Utah will support the acquisition of competency-based knowledge while fostering professional and personal growth through self-reflection and constructive feedback.

About the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master's Program

Clinical mental health counselors facilitate the growth and development of individuals, families, and groups through the helping relationship. They practice in a range of settings, including outpatient, inpatient, and community mental health agencies, individual and group private practice settings, and other contexts where counseling and mental health services are provided. CMHC is a distinct licensure specialty from other helping professions such as psychology, social work, psychiatry, and psychiatric nursing. Like other mental health professions, a variety of issues may be addressed through professional counseling, and the University of Utah CMHC program emphasizes the use of culturally-relevant, empirically supported, and strength-based approaches in addressing these issues.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Specialty is designed to prepare students for entry level counseling positions in community mental health and human service agencies. 

The faculty is committed to offering a manageable program of study, with course offerings that accommodate those balancing work and family. Consequently, most required courses meet once per week in the early evening. Moreover, we are dedicated to providing close, individualized attention to our students, selecting only 8-12 students per year. Because we limit our numbers, students regularly provide feedback that they are well-known among the faculty, receive close supervision, and appreciate the small class sizes. Students also comment on both the non-competitive, collegial atmosphere among their class peers and the close connections they are able to develop because of the smaller cohort size.

Programme Structure

  • Lifespan
  • Development
  • Consultation
  • Adv. Child Behavior Therapy
  • Statistics
  • Measurement & Assessment
  • Counseling Skills
  • Counseling Theories
  • Sex Therapy
  • Personality Theories

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


49 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Recommendations: You will need to get 3 letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9295 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    18590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9295 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • In-State

    5260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2630 USD per semester 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.

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