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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Kent State University

24 months
17982 USD/year
17982 USD/year
9648 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Education degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling offered at the Kent State University prepares students for employment as counselors in community-based human service agencies (e.g., substance abuse facilities, mental health centers, child and family service agencies) and private counseling facilities.


This program is designed to fulfill the educational requirements for licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio. The program may be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis, although some full-time study is urged.

State and Federal background checks are required for internship experiences and to apply for Counselor Trainee status. See the Practicum and Internship Coordinator for more information.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program offered at Kent State University will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge in assessment, groupwork, career development, helping relationships, human growth and development, social and cultural diversity, research and program evaluation, and professional orientation and ethical practice.
  • Meet the academic components required by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board to be eligible to sit for the current licensure assessments.
  • Understand legal and ethical standards and practice in a legal and ethical manner.
  • Understand and demonstrate multicultural responsiveness.
  • Demonstrate a strong counselor identity.
  • Demonstrate strong clinical skills in case conceptualization, diagnosis and treatment planning.
  • Understand and demonstrate sound counseling skills and techniques within a theoretical framework in both individual and group counseling.
  • Understand the importance of research in advancing the counseling profession including how to critique research to inform counseling practice.
  • Effectively work with crisis, trauma, suicide and at-risk clients.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research in Counseling 
  • Practicum: Clinical Mental Health Counseling 
  • Counseling Theories 
  • Counseling Skills and Techniques 
  • Multicultural Counseling 
  • Diagnosis In Counseling 
  • Foundations of Addictions Counseling 
  • Practicum: Clinical Mental Health Counseling 
  • Orientation And Ethics: Clinical Mental Health Counseling 
  • Internship: Clinical Mental Health Counseling 
  • Group Work: Theory and Techniques 
  • Clinical Assessment in Counseling 
  • Psychopathology for Counselors 
  • Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning 
  • Career Counseling 
  • Internship Clinical Mental Health Counseling 
  • Life Span Development 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadline - At least one month before the start of the semester of first coursework.


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission
  • Official transcript(s) 
  • Goal statement
  • Questions in Anticipation of Licensure Form
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    9648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9648 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Kent

1036 - 1710 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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