Online Master’s Degree Program

M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Promote the Mental Health and Wellness of Clients

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Program Detail

Next Start Date

October 21

Est. Program Length

2-3 years

Credit Hours

60 hours

Course Length

8 weeks

Cost Per Credit

$429

Degree Overview

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to provide support to people with the online master’s in clinical mental health counseling. You’ll develop a deep understanding of counseling techniques, theories and principles that allow you to promote the mental health and wellness of clients across diverse populations.

Courses are taught by experienced faculty who are licensed as mental health counselors. Earn your degree fully online, at one of the most affordable institutions in the state.

Who is this degree for?

  • Individuals seeking a deep understanding of counseling techniques, theories and principles.
  • Individuals seeking career roles to help individuals, couples, families, adolescents and children in a variety of settings including private practice, hospitals, managed behavioral health care organizations, community agencies and substance abuse treatment centers.
Program Detail

Next Start Date

October 21

Est. Program Length

2-3 years

Credit Hours

60 hours

Course Length

8 weeks

Cost Per Credit

$429

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Course Details

Total Hours: 60

Student Handbook For Clinical Mental Health Counseling Practicum and Internship

Admissions

Your experience at the University of West Alabama is designed to be as straightforward and convenient as possible. From the moment you apply, you’ll receive step-by-step guidance from an enrollment counselor. And once you’re in your program, you’ll have a personal success coach who can answer your questions and help with anything you need.

Simply follow these steps to get started.

To be admitted to this program, the prospective candidate must meet all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies including fingerprints/verification of background clearance.

Counseling Program Admissions Portfolio

Candidates must submit a portfolio to the counselor education program for review. The portfolio affords a candidate to provide valuable information regarding:

  • Relevance of career goals
  • Aptitude for graduate-level study
  • Potential success in forming effective counseling relationships
  • Respect for cultural differences

Portfolio should include all of the following:

  1. Resume including educational background, a record of employment and volunteer activities
  2. Professional goals essay
  3. Three completed recommendation for admission forms

Tuition

Graduate tuition for the 2017-18 academic year is $429 per credit hour. There is a $50 technology fee each semester.

The University of West Alabama is dedicated to keeping education costs affordable and providing students with a full range of grants, scholarships and loans. Approximately 80 percent of UWA students receive some type of financial aid to support their studies. To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The school code for UWA is 001024.

Transfer

UWA may accept up to 9 hours at the Graduate level for matching courses and curriculums for most programs.

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