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Be the Support Others Need
With an online program fully aligned with our on-campus, CACREP-accredited curriculum, Walsh University offers the best of both worlds. Our Master of Arts in Counseling and Human Development program prepares knowledgeable, compassionate professionals for a career supporting those in need. Best of all, you can complete the entire program in your own community, no campus visits required.
Gain hands-on experience through two internships and a final practicum that will fully prepare you to earn your Clinical Mental Health Counseling license in Ohio or several other approved state.
- Application Deadline: Dec 6, 2023
- Start Date: Jan 8, 2024
Program Fast Facts
Engage in a flexible program that teaches core competencies, counseling in practice, ethical, legal, and professional foundations to serve diverse cultures and communities.
Guided by Catholic values with an emphasis on human dignity, Walsh provides you with 1:1 faculty guidance to prepare you to become a licensed counselor ready to serve.
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling specialization focuses on the skills required to become a licensed practitioner, including lifespan development, addictions counseling, counseling in diverse communities and interviewing skills.
* Please note: While the program’s coursework does not require any on-campus visits, students in the program attend their internships and practicum in person.
Experience 1:1 guidance from our dedicated and experienced faculty as you develop the core skills needed to excel as a licensed counselor and make a positive impact in your community.
Choose from five convenient starts per year and complete your coursework 100% online, with no on-campus visits required.
- 20 courses / 60 credits
- 100 Practicum hours / 600 Internship hours completed in your community
- 20 terms / just over 3 years to complete
- 8-week terms
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale preferred (No GRE required with a 3.0 GPA)
- When entering the program with a 3.0 GPA or higher, you will not be required to take a GRE or MAT exam prior to enrolling.
- Completion of online application and supporting materials
In-person practicums and internships are a key component of the program. They provide intensive counseling experiences, allowing students to work within their community with individual and group supervision.
Walsh is committed to your academic success and as such, provides field experience support resources at no additional cost. Our field experience team works with you directly to help guide you through the process, providing you with the tools and strategies needed to help secure an approved internship and practicum sites in your area. In addition, we assign you a dedicated Student Support Advisor who assists and guides you in your educational journey from enrollment to graduation.
The cost per credit hour is $745 for this program, with 60 credits required for this program.. We also award aid based on need, and our Financial Aid Office is committed to working with you
To calculate tuition for your degree program or to discuss your financial aid options, schedule an appointment.
$10,000 stipend opportunity available to students who are accepted into the COPE program and commit to doing their field experience in an underserved or high-needs area in Northeast OH. Learn more about our COPE program here.
Online Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Curriculum
Below is a sample list of courses you will take while enrolled in the online Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. After finishing 60 credit hours of coursework, you will complete 100 practicum hours and 600 internship hours within your community. For a full list of courses, please download a brochure.
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