Our program prepares competent, ethical, culturally responsive, and passionate counselors who become leaders and advocates. Both concentrations offer a rigorous evidenced-based curriculum aligned with national and state standards, a distinguished faculty with extensive counseling experience, and a strong clinical-experience support system through partnerships with school districts and mental health settings. The majority of class instruction occurs in-person, but online course offerings are also available.
The Master of Science in Counseling degree at Johns Hopkins University prepares individuals to be leaders and advocates in the fields of clinical mental health and school counseling. The program follows a nationally recognized, evidence-based curriculum aligned with national and state standards. The program is led by distinguished faculty and boasts a strong support network of school districts and mental health settings. The program’s content includes: professional orientation and ethical practice, social and cultural diversity, human growth and development, career development, helping relationships, group work, assessment, and research/program evaluation. Students learn through didactic experiences, small group projects, and applied learning at community- or school-based sites. The Master of Science in Counseling degree program, with concentrations in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling, is not currently accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
Students specialize in one of two concentrations:
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
The concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares students to work in a wide range of clinical, community, and human service settings. Candidates gain the knowledge and skills needed to become exceptional counselors and fulfill the academic requirements to be licensed as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland and many other states. Although the School of Education permits five years for program completion, there are full-time and part-time Clinical Mental Health Counseling sequences. Completion of a 600-hour internship is required in this program.
The School Counseling concentration prepares students to work in K-12 schools with an emphasis in urban school settings. The program is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), and graduates are eligible for MSDE certification as school counselors. Students have a maximum of five years to complete the program but are strongly encouraged to follow the prescribed program of study. Completion of a 600-hour internship is required in this program.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Human Development and Counseling
- Counseling Theory and Practice
- Group Counseling and Group Experience
- Counseling Techniques
- Diagnosis in Counseling
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Online application form
- $80.00 application fee
- Two Letters of Recommendation
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
- Disposition Survey
International16660 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 833 USD per credit during 36 months.
National16660 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 833 USD per credit during 36 months.
- Online courses- $882 per credit*
Living costs for Baltimore
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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