• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
This Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northern Arizona University prepares you, through classroom instruction, fieldwork experience, practice, and internships, to become an applied general practitioner with a unique educational-developmental orientation to work within social, mental health, and human service agencies. 
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Overview

As a student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northern Arizona University, you’ll take courses, do fieldwork, and participate in practica and internships that will prepare you to be a general practitioner in social, mental health, or human resource agency settings.

Upon obtaining your degree, you’ll be prepared to provide counseling services in the following areas:

  • human growth and development
  • social and cultural foundations
  • helping relationships
  • career and lifestyle development
  • research and program evaluation

Career

If you want to make a difference in your community and your neighbors’ lives, you will find an outlet for your passion here. Develop the tools you need to thrive as a leader in social, mental health, and human resource agencies. 

Through classroom instruction, fieldwork experiences, and internships, you’ll be ready to take on a position in clinical mental health settings as a licensed professional counselor.  

With further education, one of these paths is possible:

  • Community counselor
  • Clinical mental health counselor in agency settings
  • Private practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Lifespan Human Development: Implications for Counseling
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Intermediate Statistics
  • Introduction to Research 
  • Tests and Measurements
  • Psychodiagnostics

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs
  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
  • Transcripts
  • GRE® revised General Test for applicants with a GPA lower than 3.0.
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Responses to specific essay questions

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24484 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24484 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24484 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24484 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    10480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10480 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Flagstaff

  • 1010 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Northern Arizona University awards scholarships based on academic merit, financial need and personal background. Scholarships are financial aid awards that do not have to be repaid.

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