24 months
654 USD/credit 19620 USD/year
654 USD/credit 19620 USD/year
340 USD/credit 10200 USD/year
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Upon successful completion of the core requirements, and those of the Counseling and Human Resource Development - Clinical Mental Health Counseling course at South Dakota State University and with the successful completion of the comprehensive written and oral examinations, graduates are endorsed as having constructed appropriate entry level knowledge.

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Students who successfully complete this 60-credit hour specialization will earn a Master of Science in Counseling and Human Resource Development specializing in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Career opportunities include work as a licensed counselor in community mental health organizations, outpatient care centers, residential mental health and substance abuse facilities, psychiatric hospitals, and private practice.

This  Counseling and Human Resource Development - Clinical Mental Health Counseling  course at South Dakota State University  will be a good fit if you:

  • Have a desire to help people
  • Work well with diverse groups of people
  • Are an analytical thinker
  • Are inquisitive
  • Have strong listening, speaking and problem-solving skills

Career Opportunities

  • Professional counselor

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  •  Research and Evaluation in Counseling and Human Development 
  • Developmental Issues in Counseling 
  • Theories of Counseling 
  • Professional Issues and Ethics
  • Administration and Management of Mental Health Organizations 
  •  Counseling the Family 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • International students are encouraged to apply several weeks prior to posted deadlines or the start of the semester to ensure all required documents are received.


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 to receive unconditional admission. 
  • A professional academic transcript evaluation for degrees earned outside the United States(This requirement cannot be waived unless your highest degree was earned or will be earned in the U.S. prior to enrollment at SDSU).
    • If you are completing your bachelor's degree at the time of application, you may submit an incomplete evaluation. If you are accepted, a complete transcript and/or evaluation with completed degree will be required by the end of your first semester of coursework.
  • Official U.S. transcripts where a degree is earned (or will be earned), and official U.S. transcripts where graduate level coursework has been taken.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 654 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    19620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 654 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 340 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Brookings

1085 - 1888 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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