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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Rollins College

36 months
652 USD/credit 13692 USD/year
652 USD/credit 13692 USD/year
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The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program of Rollins College prepares clinical mental health counselors to engage with clients in cultivating and increasing freedom in their lives. The core guiding principles of our graduate program are academic excellence, transformative education, social justice and advocacy, diversity, ethical practice and leadership.


Key Features

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has granted accreditation to the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Emphasizing the core values of multiculturalism and social justice, Rollins' 63-credit hour, program provides the clinical skills, practical experience, and ethical foundation essential for a successful career in counseling. As a result, you will graduate among the most qualified, sought-after job candidates in the region. 

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program of Rollins College offers:

  • More Rigorous Fieldwork Requirements: In addition to your practicum and internship during your final year, you’ll participate in 100 hours of non-clinical service activities at a mental health agency and engage in 100 hours of social justice advocacy to promote social change.
  • Personalized Attention & Support: Our average professor to student ratio is 1:12, with typical class sizes of 12-15 students. You’ll receive individualized attention from faculty.
  • Multicultural & Social Justice Infusion: The Rollins curriculum infuses multi-cultural counselor education in every course.
  • Shared Learning in a Cohort Model: Our program is a lock-step curriculum, meaning all students on the full-time track take the same courses during the same semester as their peers. This model fosters close and support peer relationships and ongoing shared learning experiences.
  • Unique Capstone Experiences: Rollins students participate in a Master Therapist Series consisting of three all-day learning seminars taught by nationally-recognized experts in their field. Instead of taking a standardized exit exam, you will write a paper on your theory of counseling in your final year.
  • Late Afternoon and Evening Classes: Designed for working adults, most classes are offered one night per week from either 4:00-6:30 or 6:45-9:15. All classes are held at our beautiful Winter Park, FL campus.
  • Optional certificate programs in Family and Relationship Therapy and College and University Counseling that may be completed concurrently with core degree requirements.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Statistics, Research, and Program Evaluation
  • Group Dynamics and Process  
  • Counseling Theories and Practice
  • Theories of Personality
  • Career and Lifestyle Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


63 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed Application for Graduate Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts of your academic work from each college or university that you have attended. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0+ is recommended.
  • We do not require standardized graduate entrance exams.
  • Two letters of recommendation submitted on a confidential recommendation form
  • A current resume reflecting any paid and/or volunteer experience
  • A statement of three to five pages clarifying your expectations from graduate work.
  • We require all applicants whose first language is not English to adequately demonstrate English competency as part of the application process.  
  • Students who are not American citizens must demonstrate appropriate permanent resident or visa status. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13692 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 652 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    13692 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 652 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Winter Park

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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