M.Sc. On Campus

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The University of Akron

12 months
747 USD/credit 22410 USD/year
747 USD/credit 22410 USD/year
442 USD/credit 13260 USD/year
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The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program of The University of Akron provides graduate-level training in the art and science of mental health in order to produce Professional Counselors/Professional Clinical Counselors who effectively enhance the lives of individuals, groups, and communities.


The degree leads to professional identity founded on a holistic perspective, knowledge about bio-psycho-social causes of distress, and social/occupational impairments, skills related to human development as well as the treatment of psychopathology and competence in advocacy and outreach.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling students will gain:

  • Professional identity founded on human growth/wellness from a holistic perspective
  • Knowledge about bio-psycho-social causes of client concerns and emotional, social, occupational impairments
  • Skills related to promoting human development throughout the life span
  • Competence related to improving one's community through individual, group and societal advocacy and outreach.

Strengths of the Program

  • CACREP accreditation continuously since 1985 (a founding CACREP-accredited program).
  • International recognition as one of the most internationally awarded chapters of Chi Sigma Iota since 1985.
  • An average pass rate of 95-100% on the state counselor licensure examination (National Counselor Exam) compared to a 76-80% national pass rate.
  • An average pass rate of 98-100% on the program comprehensive examination (nation-wide Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination).
  • Supervised clinical training in the state-of-the art Clinic for Individual & Family Counseling.
  • A 98-100% internship placement and a high post-graduation employment rate compared to similar programs in Northeast Ohio.
  • A diverse student and faculty body (i.e., differing ethnicities, ages, cultures/backgrounds, physical exceptionalities, genders/gender identities, and nationalities).
  • A unique academic focus on diversity, advocacy, and social justice work.

Employment Objectives for Program Graduates

Graduates of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program of The University of Akron have the opportunity to work clinically with children, adolescents, and adults in individual and group formats, as well as couples/families with additional education/supervised training.

Graduates are often employed by a community mental health agency in outpatient, partial hospitalization, long-term residential, or inpatient settings. Graduates may also work in private practice settings, hospitals, and employee assistance programs. Potential employment settings and client populations served are very diverse and depend in part on chosen specialization area(s).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical Counseling
  • Treatment in Clinical Counseling
  • Prepracticum in Counseling
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Mental Illness & Media
  • Counseling Problems Related to Life-Threatening Illness & Death

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • School of Counseling application supplement form
  • Three letters of recommendation (departmental reference form)
  • Interview will be required for all applicants who meet admission criteria
  • Application Procedures
  • Entrance Qualifying Examinations
  • Admission Classifications
  • Nonaccredited American School Graduates
  • Transfer students
  • English proficiency requirements

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    22410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 747 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    22410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 747 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 442 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Akron

890 - 1300 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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