100% Online Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

A Flexible, Affordable Degree to Launch Your Counseling Career

Experience a top-tier education in a flexible online format.

Methodist University’s 100% online Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is built to prepare you with the skills you need for a successful career in counseling. Engage in small classes to gain expertise in the most effective counseling theories, techniques, and methods. Under the guidance of field experts, you’ll complete a practicum course and two internships for hands-on learning and graduate equipped to excel in this growing field.

With approximately one-third of Americans experiencing symptoms that require mental health treatment,1 it’s unsurprising that the demand for counselors is expected to grow by 43,600 job openings per year through 2031.2 Prepare to help fill this need and offer top-tier care with training from MU’s expert faculty. Graduate ready to sit for the National Counselor Examination and qualify to become a licensed mental health counselor.

Methodist University offers distinctive educational experiences in a flexible format that fits your schedule. You’ll receive the same academic support as on-campus students, with personalized assistance that includes access to our tutoring and writing centers.

60 Semester Hours

8 Week Courses


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Rigorous Coursework and Hands-On Learning

In small classes taught by counseling experts, you’ll gain the skills you need to launch or advance a successful career in mental health counseling. Gain real-world experience for applied learning through a practicum course and two internships.

Build expertise in counseling procedures and techniques as well as life span development, crisis management, statistical analysis, and more.

Complete 40 hours of supervised field work and gain face-to-face experience with clients either online or in-person.

Meet with clients and supervisors for 140 hours over the course of two internships designed to help you gain real-world experience and put your lessons into practice.

Empowering and Flexible Online Programs

We design each online program to match the quality of in-person classes, regardless of where you are. You’ll learn from expert faculty in a flexible environment that lets you study at the times and locations that work best for you. Moreover, you will access the same guidance and support offered on campus, getting assistance from student advisors, enrollment counselors, and tuition planners from the moment you enroll through graduation.

Gain In-Demand Skills for a Rewarding Career

Complete MU’s 100% online MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling to earn a highly respected degree from a leader in health care education. Graduate ready to pursue a career as a licensed mental health counselor (average salary of $54,000 per year3).

Top 9 High-Paying Skills for Licensed Mental Health Counselors4

  1. Program Management
  2. Team Leadership
  3. Clinical Assessment
  4. Cognitive Assessment
  5. Clinical Supervision
  6. Emergency/Trauma
  7. Documentation
  8. Crisis Intervention
  9. Patient Counseling

About Methodist University

Founded in 1956 as a liberal arts college, Methodist University now serves approximately 2,000 students from across the U.S. and more than 50 countries. Our expert faculty members offer top-tier experiences, nurturing moral values and ethical decision-making while preparing students for many careers and pursuits.

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  1. “Over one-third of Americans live in areas lacking mental health professionals.” USA Facts. Retrieved on Nov. 28, 2022 from “https://usafacts.org/articles/over-one-third-of-americans-live-in-areas-lacking-mental-health-professionals/.”
  2. “Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved on Nov. 28, 2022 from “https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/substance-abuse-behavioral-disorder-and-mental-health-counselors.htm#tab-6.”
  3. “Salary for Certification: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC).” Payscale. Retrieved on Nov. 28, 2022 from “https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Certification=Licensed_Mental_Health_Counselor_(LMHC)/Salary.”
  4. “Average Licensed Mental Health Counselor Salary.” Payscale. Retrieved on Nov. 28, 2022 from “https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Licensed_Mental_Health_Counselor/Salary.”