24 months
19032 USD/year
19032 USD/year
6189 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The CEP department at New Mexico State University offers a Clinical Mental Health Counseling program which leads to a Masters of Arts degree (M.A.).


Program Description

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at New Mexico State University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). It prepares professional counselors to perform mental health counseling in agencies, hospitals, and private practice. Successful completion of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program qualifies students to pursue licensure as clinical mental health counselors with the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Development
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Professional Issues in Mental Health Counseling
  • Addictions Counseling
  • Research Methods
  • Appraisal Theory and Technique

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts from all Universities and Colleges attended
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty or supervisors
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume or curriculum vita (List of completed upper division and/ or graduate course work (including grades) related to counseling)
  • Writing sample
  • Interview if requested
  • In addition to the criteria specified above, a candidate’s professional dispositions (written, face-to-face, and virtual) are considered by the admissions committee. A candidate’s professional dispositions are of the utmost importance because the practice of professional counseling is largely based on interpersonal communication skills. Thus, it is possible for a candidate’s application to be denied solely based on their professional dispositions (regardless of the strength of their other application materials).”

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19032 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19032 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    19032 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19032 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6189 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6189 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Las Cruces

806 - 1259 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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