Walsh University’s online Master of Arts in Counseling and Human Development–Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree can give you the skills and knowledge you need to be the change you want to see in the world. Become a licensed clinical mental health counselor prepared to address psychological challenges among diverse populations and communities. Gain clinical mental health theory, process, and treatment knowledge to be successful in the field. No matter the client or situation, you’ll have the solutions to today’s mental health challenges–from anxiety and depression to grief and chemical dependency.
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- Online coursework/no on-campus visits required
- 1:1 faculty guidance
- 100% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation
- 5 intakes per year
- 60 credit hours
- Earn your license in Ohio or other approved states
The career outlook for clinical mental health counselors far exceeds the average job growth rate of 3.7%, a telling sign of the times. Here are some details from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Substance Abuse, Behavior Disorder & Mental Health Counselors
- Job outlook 2019–2029: 25% projected job growth
- Employment change between 2019 and 2029: 79,000
- Median Salary: $46,240
- 2020 Job Postings: 85,566
Taking the first step toward your online counseling degree doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Our dedicated, proactive admissions counselors are here to support you from the application process all the way to graduation because we’re focused on your future and your career. Get in touch with an advisor by completing the form on this page.
Walsh is committed to your academic success and provides site placement services at no additional cost. Our site placement team will work with you to identify practicum/internship sites close to home. Refine your counseling skills while making a difference in your own community as you complete 100 practicum hours and 600 internship hours.
- The Walsh Online Master of Arts in Counseling and Human Development program is fully aligned with our CACREP-accredited on-ground program
- 1:1 faculty guidance for best student outcomes
- Site Placement and Support Services at no cost
- Faith-based values focused on human dignity and integrit
At Walsh, we are fully invested in your academic success. At the start of your educational journey, we will assign you a dedicated student support advisor who will guide you and assist you with everything–from helping you enroll to celebrating with you when you graduate.
“Walsh’s graduate counseling program offers valuable courses that foster growth in counseling and communication that I knew would be directly transferable to my current work as a professional in the field of education. I was relieved by the immediate advising and tremendous support I got from faculty members who have helped me while I maintain a full-time work schedule. I am eager to meet the challenges to successfully complete my master’s and am confident that it will offer me opportunities of promotion in my career.” – Maria Oriti