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
$590 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

We understand the uncertainty around COVID-19 and the current status of our hybrid Ecampus programs. Please know we are committed to your academic success and personal safety. Contact the program department directly with any questions or concerns you have about this Ecampus program.

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Information sessions

Oregon State University's part-time hybrid Master of Counseling program with an option in clinical mental health counseling is hosting an informational webinar for prospective students. Learn more about the program's history, structure, goals and admissions process. When you register, you'll receive the Zoom link to attend.

Dr. Lisa Schulz will host on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 5:30 p.m. PST.
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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’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.


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