36 months
732 USD/credit 21960 USD/year
732 USD/credit 21960 USD/year
505 USD/credit 15150 USD/year
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The graduate Counseling - Clinical Mental Health program from Portland State University prepares professionals to work with a variety of clients within mental health agencies, community counseling agencies, employee assistance programs, day treatment, and inpatient hospital settings, and private practice.

Visit the official programme website for more information


The Counseling - Clinical Mental Health program from Portland State University  is organized around core foundation courses, an intensive on-campus practicum training clinic experience, interpersonal growth experiences, advanced theory and practice courses, and a culminating half-time field internship placement.

The program consists of 90 graduate credits designed to meet CACREP national accreditation standards for professional counselors and the academic degree requirements to become licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Oregon and other states.


Provide diagnostic and intervention services to a wide variety of clients seeking personal and mental health counseling in the following settings:

  • Public mental health agencies
  • Public and private community counseling agencies
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Day treatment and inpatient hospital setting
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Private practice
  • Group practice
  • Community colleges and universities

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Crisis Assessment and Intervention
  • Consultation: Theory and Practice
  • Grief and Loss
  • Theories and Interventions 
  • Advanced Therapeutic Strategies
  • Systemic Perspectives on Human Sexuality
  • Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling
  • Family Therapy or Coun 578 Couples Therapy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Program-specific application
  • Résumé: Applicants are asked to upload a resume on the ‘Employment’ tab that demonstrates their prior work and volunteer experience, as related to the field of counseling.
  • Statement of purpose: Directions can be found within the online application on the ‘Program materials’ tab
  • Two electronic recommendation forms (forms are provided within the application)
  • English Language Proficiency: Applicants who are non-native English speakers and who do not hold a degree from the U.S., Australia, English-speaking Canada, Great Britain, Ireland or New Zealand must submit valid proof of proficiency. Please visit the Graduate School to learn more about your options for proving proficiency.
  • Unofficial transcripts are accepted by the College of Education for the program application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 732 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    21960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 732 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • In-State

    15150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 505 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 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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