Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.Sc. | Part time online | Walden University | United States
M.Sc. Online

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

33 months
13843 USD/year
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Prepare for a career as a professional counselor with Walden University CACREP-accredited MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. 


Examine a range of topics related to the counseling field, including assessment, legal and ethical concerns, and intervention and prepare to help individuals and groups with family, mental health, career, and educational issues.

This Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Walden University also explores counseling techniques, including those used in substance abuse counseling and career counseling. Face-to-face residencies allow you to network with expert faculty members and other doctoral students while you hone your research, writing, and critical thinking skills.

Specializations (in addition to the General Program)

  • Addiction Counseling
  • Forensic Counseling
  • Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling
  • Military Families and Culture
  • Trauma and Crisis Counseling
The MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for licensing exams and to meet the academic licensure requirements of many state counseling boards. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues, however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure requirements. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure.



  • Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation validates that a university and its programs are rigorous and offer relevant content. Walden University’s accreditation means:

  • The quality of the institution and its programs are continually reassessed and improved.
  • Credits earned are easier to transfer than credits earned at non-accredited institutions.

When evaluating credentials, employers and universities often look for applicants who earned a degree from an accredited university.

Programme Structure

Walden’s flexibility and support put your education within reach. You will benefit from a comprehensive online learning experience that includes:

  • Convenient start dates throughout the year.
  • Orientation that prepares you for success in an online environment.
  • Ability to complete coursework when and where it is convenient for you.
  • Access to courses and materials on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Multimedia resources designed to augment student learning: videos, case studies, simulations, articles, journals, and discussion topics.
  • A global online community of faculty, students, and alumni.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 33 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Walden University's admission requirements vary by program and degree level.
  • Walden enrollment advisors are available to help you with every step of the online application process, from deciding which program is right for you to applying for financial aid.
  • Enrollment advisors can also explain Walden's transfer of credit policy for past educational experience.

Technological requirements

Computer and internet access.

Tuition Fee

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    13843 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38070 USD for the full programme during 33 months.


Paying for your education can be a challenge, but Walden helps you identify the many funding options that are available to you, including scholarships, grants, and federal and private loans. You can also check with your employer to see if they offer tuition reimbursement for your courses. A Walden enrollment advisor can help you determine which funding options are available to you. Additionally, you can save time and money by transferring credits earned previously. 

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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