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


The majority of OSU College of Education faculty members who teach in this program hold a Ph.D., actively conduct research or work within the field of counseling.

Abraham Cazares-Cervantes, Ph.D.
Research interests: School counseling, multicultural competence in counseling training, supervision, working with bilingual clients, ethnic identity development, gang-related behavior and working with the Latino population

Thomas Field, Ph.D.
Research expertise: Neuroscience-informed counseling, Professional and social justice advocacy in counseling

April LaGue, Ph.D.
Research interests: Emotion regulation in school settings, Math anxiety in adolescents, School counselor identity development and advocacy, Technology integration in counselor education, Corpus Linguistics in counselor education

Olivia Lewis, Ph.D.
Research expertise: Client outcome research, Nature-based counseling, Evidence based practice, and Ecowellness

Arien Muzacz, Ph.D.
Research interests: Multicultural counseling, supervision, LGBT health disparities, human sexuality, addictions

Kok-Mun Ng, Ph.D.
Research interests: marriage and family issues, supervision, professional issues in counseling, strength-based counseling, multicultural and cross-cultural issues in counseling

Linwood Vereen, Ph.D.
Research expertise: Humanistic existentialism, Black existentialism, Black mental health, Group work

Guiding values of our faculty

The program, faculty, students, and staff honor the lived experiences of all individuals. We are a learning community that embraces the concepts of social justice, innovation, the intersection of practice and research, reflection, and integrity. We hold to the ethical principles established by the American Counseling Association, the American School Counselor Association, and the Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors. 

We uphold the following values explicated by the College of Education at Oregon State University:

Social Justice
We value social justice in all aspects of our work. The disciplines of counseling and counselor education must be situated in a sociopolitical context and actively work to correct injustice.

We value innovation in the practice of counseling and counselor education.  Counselors and counselor educators should seek new ways of viewing and addressing human problems and of promoting lifelong learning, holistic wellness, and social justice.

Intersection of Practice and Research
We value the use of current research to inform the practices of counseling and counselor education. In addition, we are committed to engaging in research that is informed by the practice of counseling and counselor education in the field. 

We build reflective practices into our work and the work of our students as counselors and counselor educators. We actively consider and evaluate our effectiveness and our culture, social positions, life experiences and knowledge, and are actively open to other perspectives. 

We consider and adhere to our values in all decision making. We evaluate our impact on the college, programs, students, client populations, community, and society and work to align our actions with our values. 


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