M.Sc. Online


Divine Mercy University

24 months
841 USD/credit
841 USD/credit
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The Master of Science in Counseling at the Divine Mercy University with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) is a program that embraces the Catholic-Christian vision of the person and educates on 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 from the Divine Mercy University 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.

Is the program offered in my state?

  • Divine Mercy University (DMU) is both obligated and committed to compliance with states laws regulating distance education. 
  • For purposes of this summary, distance education includes 100% online programs, online programs that require some on-the-ground experience, certificate programs, and non-credit programs and/or courses that will be delivered to students residing outside the state of Virginia. 
  • State laws regarding distance education vary state-by-state, and even program-by-program within a state.


Divine Mercy University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award masters and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Divine Mercy University.

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
  • Career Development
  • Social and Cultural Diversity

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




66 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA
  • 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

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  • International

    841 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 841 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    841 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 841 USD per credit during 24 months.


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