Counseling - Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)

Divine Mercy University

M.Sc. Online
36 months
1064 USD/credit
1064 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master’s in Counseling in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) is an online counseling degree program that embraces the Catholic-Christian vision and educates in the core dispositions established by industry standards.  


Students acquire the necessary counseling knowledge and skills to engage in communities as effective community leaders and social justice advocates.  Graduates are compassionate and ethical in their work as trained professionals that honor and respect the innate dignity of every person in a global, diverse population.

The online counseling degree program requires 66 semester credit hours of coursework, a practicum experience of 100 hours with a minimum of 40 hours of direct services and an internship of 600 hours with a minimum of 240 hours of direct service.  Students are also required to travel to complete three extended weekend residencies in the duration of the program.

State of the art technology is used for both asynchronous (traditional online learning) with significant use of video taping of various clinical and professional skills to be reviewed by peers and faculty, and synchronous learning where students will have virtual face-to-face interactions in their learning process.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Counseling Advisement
  • Foundation and Ethics of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Theories and Models of Counseling and Personality
  • Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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Other requirements

General requirements

Complete the application process which includes:

  • Completed Application for Admission document
  • One Recommendation Form from an Academic Reference – If you believe you may have trouble obtaining an academic reference, please contact the Admissions Office to discuss this requirement.
  • Submission of official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions even if a degree was not awarded.
  • Submission of essays as noted in Application for Admission document
  • Current Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Official GRE general test scores (DMU school code 5639) within the past five years
  • $55 application fee, which the Admissions Office can choose to waive in extenuating circumstances

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1064 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1064 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    1064 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1064 USD per credit and a duration of 36 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.

Getting a Student Visa

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Counseling - Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)
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