Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.Sc. | San José State University | San Jose, United States
M.Sc. On Campus

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

24 months
7176 USD/year
7176 USD/year
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The Clinical Mental Health Counseling MSc program offered at San José State University is designed to provide the student with both theoretical and practical training in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide variety of individual (adult and children), couples’, and family mental health problems.


Program Learning Outcomes - Clinical Mental Health Counseling MSc program at San José State University

  • Demonstrate breadth of knowledge of a variety of psychotherapy theories and in-depth knowledge of one chosen theory of intervention.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of empirically supported clinical interventions and evidence ability to select treatments for individual clients given this literature.
  • Demonstrate effective integration and communication of clinical case material.
  • Demonstrate the ability to synthesize contextual and cultural variables into presentations of client materials.
  • Effectively respond to queries about clinical material and engage in discussions about their clients with supervisors and peers.
  • Think and discuss cases other than their own, applying theories, principles, and relevant empirical findings to those cases.
  • Demonstrate understanding of different assessment devices and strategies for assessing client outcome over the course of treatment including standardized nomothetic and idiographic approaches.
  • Demonstrate depth and breadth of understanding in areas including, but not limited to, psychotherapy theory, service delivery, ethics, assessment, research methods, family therapy, cultural diversity, psychopharmacology, and issues relevant to adult and child clinical populations. Students will be able to apply this knowledge to clinical cases.
  • Demonstrate fulfillment of coursework and other pre-degree licensing requirements outlined by the Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical Assessment
  • Family Assessment and Intervention
  • Psychology of Contemporary Families 
  • Advanced Psychopathology 
  • Child Psychopathology 
  • Lifespan Development 
  • Gender and Ethnic Issues in Counseling and Therapy 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have a baccalaureate degree (BA or BS) in Psychology OR any baccalaureate degree (BA or BS) and a minimum of 30 semester units (45 quarter units) in Psychology.
  • Have taken the REQUIRED six courses in psychology from the list provided below. These are to be included in the minimum 30 semester units (10 semester courses).
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all Psychology coursework AND a minimum of 3.0 the last 2 years of academic work attempted.
  • Provide evidence of a minimum of 100 hours of paid or volunteer applied clinical experience working with persons in a counseling/helping capacity (e.g., volunteer in home for children with developmental, emotional, and/or behavioral disorders, provide counseling on a suicide and crisis telephone hotline).
  • Provide three letters of recommendation. One reference MUST be from a clinical supervisor and another MUST come from a professor or instructor who can comment on the applicant’s academic work.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • Non-resident students pay basic registration fees plus $396 per unit.

Living costs for San Jose

1740 - 3150 USD /month
Living costs

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


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