Help Clients Thrive

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is designed to educate and prepare culturally fluent and ethical professional counselors from diverse backgrounds to advance the profession through practice, advocacy, scholarship, research, leadership and service. 

Our program, led by licensed and practicing faculty, emphasizes a reflective-practitioner model that integrates the use of intensive, supervised, clinical experiences, research, evidence based and creative resources and current technology to work within a diverse global society. We emphasize a holistic approach to counseling whereby individuals, couples and families are encouraged to achieve optimal personal, educational and relational development.

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Program Requirements Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.S.

View program degree plans, credit requirements, course descriptions and learning outcomes.


Value-Added Education

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  • Structured learning: A cohort-model program that welcomes 18 full-time students each year and uses block scheduling, limiting classes to 2-3 days per week
  • Clinical Learning: Clinical instruction is provided with a 6:1 faculty to student ratio
  • Theory into Practice: Students complete one year of a supervised clinical experience, on campus, prior to internship. We have a 100% student placement for internships with the majority being hired during placement.
  • Accreditation: Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • Compliance: Complies with pre-requisite educational criteria for licensure by the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapies stated in Minn. Stat. sec. 148B.53, subd. 1)


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Positive Outcomes

Our 2022 program graduates had an average score of 96.5% on the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE).

Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE)

Contact Us

Dr. Tina Sacin

  • Program Director

Graduate Admissions

(320) 308-2113 | 101 Administrative Services Building

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Paying for Your Education Use these resources to financially support your degree completion

Graduate Admissions has a comprehensive resource page with resources above and beyond financial aid and graduate assistantships to help cover the tuition and fees of graduate programs.


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Department of Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy Helping individuals, schools and families

The Department of Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy is home to numerous nationally recognized and accredited programs.

Visit our pages to learn more about our faculty, student opportunities, and program options.

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.

January 2 (Priority)
February 1 (Final)

January 2 (Priority)
February 1 (Final)

January 2 (Priority)
February 1 (Final)

Spring N/A N/A N/A
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