24 months
18767 USD/year
18767 USD/year
9173 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Be prepared for a career as a licensed professional counselor, where you are able to empower individuals, families, and groups to accomplish their mental health, wellness, education, and career goals with the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program from University of Wisconsin-Parkside.


You’ll engage in classroom learning rich in practical and theoretical knowledge, and clinical training. Plus, you have the opportunity to apply clinical skills in practice under close supervision by licensed faculty supervisors.

Several factors set this 60-credit hour counseling program apart from other clinical training programs. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program from University of Wisconsin-Parkside meets the educational requirements for licensure as a professional counselor and prepares you for a career as a Licensed Professional Counselor. As a graduate student, you have the opportunity to:

  • Develop knowledge, skills, and awareness for a future career as a clinical mental health counselor. 
  • Receive clinical supervision, mentorship, and advising from licensed faculty and supervisors.
  • Collaborate with faculty in determining practicum and internship placements that meet your clinical training needs and match your career interests.
  • Enter the program through a cohort model of admission. This offers students an opportunity to develop collaborative relationships and community with peers and faculty members.
  • Collaborate with faculty members conducting research.

Careers after Parkside

The need for clinical mental health counselors continues to increase in the region and state. With the development of mental health parity laws, more people are accessing health insurance and mental health services. The demand for highly trained counselors, offering evidence-based interventions in mental health treatment settings, exists in clinics, agencies, integrative care settings, and private practice. Students will develop skills critical to effective clinical mental health counseling such as: assessment, diagnosis, intervention, advocacy, and program evaluation.

A CMHC MS degree can lead to work as a professional counselor working with a range of populations (children and families, adults, couples, and groups) in a variety of settings including

  • Mental Health outpatient care
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Agencies
  • Integrative Care Settings
  • Private Practice

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethics
  • Counseling Skills and Strategies
  • Counseling Theories
  • Group Counseling
  • Lifespan Development in Counseling
  • Social and Cultural Foundations of Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application (When you access this online application, you will be asked to respond to two essay questions)
  • Application fee
  • All undergraduate transcripts
  • Personal essays
  • Three (3) professional letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • All graduate transcripts (if applicable)
  • Applicants are required to have a minimum of 18 credits of undergraduate course work in the social sciences, and a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0

Tuition Fee

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    18767 USD/year
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  • National

    18767 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18767 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    9173 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9173 USD per year during 24 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.

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