24 months
16046 USD/year
16046 USD/year
9248 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Mississippi State University prepares graduates for employment in a variety of settings such as community mental health agencies, public and non-profit human service facilities, inpatient psychiatric clinics, drug and alcohol centers, child and family service agencies, business and industry, and private practice.

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About this Degree

Through rigorous coursework and clinical experiences, graduates at Mississippi State University are trained to provide culturally competent counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and groups. In addition to the common core and clinical experiences, coursework also emphasizes an orientation to mental health agencies, assessment and diagnosis, treatment planning, substance abuse, crisis management, ethics, multicultural competencies, and advocacy and social justice activities. 

Clinical Mental Health Counseling students are expected to do the following: (a) demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the foundations, professional issues, professional literature, research, and clinical skills needed for competent clinical mental health practice; (b) provide quality counseling services to a variety of clientele; (c)understand the organizational structure and components of a comprehensive clinical mental health agency and issues impacting clinical mental health settings, services, and systems; and (d) engage in professional development, advocacy, and social justice activities.

Programme Structure


  • Developmental Counseling and Mental Health

  • Counseling Theory

  • Group Techniques and Procedures

  • Research Techniques for Counselors

  • Cultural Foundations in Counseling

  • Crisis Response in Counseling

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling Practicum

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the Master's in Clinical mental health counseling program is for Fall semester only, with March 1 as the application deadline. 
  • Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a fully accredited four year educational institution, and earned a minimum GPA of 3.00 (based on a 4.00 system) cumulative on all baccalaureate and graduate work already completed.
  •  Additionally, applicants are required to provide official transcripts, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing scores not more than five years old, a personal statement describing the applicant's interest in the program and his/her career plans, and three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant's education, skills, abilities, and character. 
  • Applicants are encouraged to check with the program for additional requirements. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16046 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8023 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    16046 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8023 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    9248 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4624 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Starkville

800 - 1300 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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