Credits required
90 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 90 quarter credits are equal to 60 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$560 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Hybrid You can complete this program in a hybrid format that blends online coursework with in-person classes held periodically in Wilsonville, Oregon. View the curriculum.
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Master of Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Be a helper to those in need

Please join us for an informative webinar

Faculty will answer your questions about the clinical mental health counseling program and how to apply. Registration is required.

December 4 at 5:30 p.m. PST

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You will receive a confirmation and link two days prior to the webinar.

Oregon State University's part-time 90-credit Master of Counseling (M.Coun.) program with an option in clinical mental health counseling  is designed to provide you the theory and practice to deliver professional counseling services in a community-based organization, hospital, agency, group practice, residential facility or other clinical mental health setting. The program’s hybrid format includes online coursework and in-person classes held two Fridays and Saturdays each term.

The program is taught by OSU's College of Education counseling faculty who are renowned for their research and professional practice. With identical coursework to the successful on-campus program at OSU Cascades, this new hybrid format expands OSU’s regional reach to further human health and wellness in urban and rural Oregon and beyond. The clinical mental health counseling option emphasizes academic excellence, competence in counseling skills and personal growth.

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CACREP accredited

The program is approved by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). This accreditation allows you to gain competence in counseling knowledge and skills, personal growth, and development of a professional counselor identity and dispositions. The program meets initial eligibility requirements for licensure as a licensed professional counselor in Oregon and in many other states (please consult your state licensure board for specific academic and experiential requirements).

Being a graduate of a CACREP program means you can be confident you received a high-quality, well-rounded education and may provide you with a competitive career advantage and a greater chance for acceptance into a doctoral program in counseling.

Make a difference

This program prepares you with high-level knowledge, clinical experience and credentials to work in a variety of settings, such as community counseling agencies, rehabilitation facilities, college counseling centers, primary care facilities, veterans’ affairs, and private practice offices. You will develop skills to successfully:

  • Deliver comprehensive mental health counseling services focused on children, adolescents, adults and families
  • Make a profound difference in someone’s life
  • Promote holistic wellness, healthy relationships and social justice in a diverse society

Flexible, part-time program

This part-time, hybrid program is ideal for those who need flexibility in their schedule. It includes online coursework and in-person classes held two weekends (Fri. - Sat.) each term in Wilsonville, Oregon. Online coursework is delivered through OSU Ecampus, a national leader in online education.

The course sequence enables you to finish your degree in a minimum of 3.5 years.

The collaborative cohort teaching model creates an environment in which students form strong bonds as they progress through the advanced coursework together and enter the workforce.

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

In compliance with an agreement with the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission for participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), Oregon State University provides information regarding professional licensure through distance education. The courses and programs, delivered online by OSU Ecampus, are not formally approved for professional licensure outside of the state of Oregon.

To determine whether these courses or programs meet licensure requirements in your state, you must contact the appropriate licensing board(s). Visit our license disclosure webpage for each state's contact information.


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