M.Sc. On Campus

Education - Mental Health Counseling

36 months
7783 USD/year
7783 USD/year
5295 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This Education - Mental Health Counseling program from Purdue University Northwest prepares you to create a strong professional identity, provide individual and group counseling, and offer consultation to diverse populations. They have our own student-driven counseling center that serves the Northwest Indiana community.


PNW’s Mental Health Counseling MSEd degree program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. Our students are highly sought after for practicums, internships and job opportunities.

Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible to become a licensed mental health counselor. Pass rates for licensure are exceptional among our alumni.


As a graduate of this Education - Mental Health Counseling program from Purdue University Northwest, you’ll be eligible to become a licensed mental health counseling associate or counselor. You can add the Addictions Certification, which allows you to become licensed as an addictions counselor.  This degree qualifies you for certain positions that require master’s-level training and licensure, such as roles with Veterans Affairs.

Career Paths

This program prepares you for a range of careers, including roles in:

  • Mental health agencies
  • Private practice
  • The criminal justice system

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Group Counseling Theories And Techniques
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Career Development And Assessment
  • Counseling And Psychopathology
  • Crisis Intervention And Emergency Management
  • Research In Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

To apply to this program, you’re required to submit:

  • Online application with counseling supplement
  • Three professional recommendations
  • Official undergraduate transcript (a GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred)
After our faculty reviews the application materials, we send invitations for on-site interviews.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7783 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7783 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    7783 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7783 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    5295 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5295 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Hammond

1012 - 1638 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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