Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.S.)

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.S.)

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The Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate program will prepare you to be a culturally responsive, competent and ethical counselor. The program will prepare you to work with a trauma-informed lens with individuals, families, groups or organizations.

Program Highlights

  • Prepares students in cultural fluency. 
  • Classes are limited to two or three days a week. 
  • Uses a cohort model. 
  • Program follows Integrative Course Design model of teaching to reach all learning styles. 
  • Trauma-informed instruction. 
  • Students are eligible to take the National Counseling Exam in their final semester.

Program Distinctions

Student Organizations

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall March 1 March 1 March 1
Spring N/A N/A N/A
Summer March 1 March 1 March 1

Degree Levels

Licensure Graduate Certificate Master Post-Master Doctorate

Delivery Options

St. CLoud (on campus) Online Synchronous online St. Cloud State at Plymouth Evenings/Weekends

Graduate Director

Dr. Tina Sacin

Popular Careers

  • Community mental health centers
  • Private practice 
  • Correctional centers
  • Schools
  • Crisis clinics

University Facts & Stats

  • 60 graduate programs leading to graduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees
  • More than 200 graduate assistantships awarded per year
  • Graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.

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