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
$602 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Hybrid You can complete this program in a hybrid format that blends online coursework with in-person classes held periodically in Corvallis, Oregon. View the curriculum.
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Master of Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Be a helper to those in need

Oregon State University's part-time 90-credit Master of Counseling (M.Coun.) program with an option in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is designed for Oregon and Washington residents and provides 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 is taught by Oregon State'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 hybrid format expands OSU’s regional reach to further human health and wellness in urban and rural Oregon and beyond.

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The clinical mental health counseling option emphasizes academic excellence, competence in counseling skills and personal growth. 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.

Flexible hybrid learning format

This part-time program is ideal if you need flexibility in your schedule. Coursework is delivered in a hybrid format, with 50% of the instruction conducted online and 50% in face-to-face classroom meetings, held twice a term in Corvallis, Oregon.

During fall, winter and spring terms, classroom meetings will be held the second and ninth weekends (Friday and Saturday). During summer term, the meetings will be held the first and seventh weekends (Friday and Saturday).

The course sequence enables you to finish your degree in a minimum of three and a half years.

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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

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