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Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling


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Prepare to become an LPC and NCC

Complete in as little as 2.5 years

Next Start Date: August 2021

$50 Application Fee Waived for the Summer 2021 Term!

Get qualified for a wide range of licensed counseling careers

The University of New Haven’s online Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares you to advance your career as a Licensed Professional Counselor or National Certified Counselor. The curriculum includes 700 hours of supervised clinical training in your community, as well as 100% online coursework. You can study at your own pace and finish your degree in as little as 2.5 years.

This low-residency program aligns with state of Connecticut and CACREP standards for licensed counseling professionals. You can choose from optional concentrations in community development or forensic mental health to specialize your degree for your chosen career path.

As a student at the University of New Haven, you will learn from expert faculty who are conducting real-world research and actively practicing in the field. Graduates of this program have the essential interpersonal skills and core competencies they need to be effective, ethical counselors in a variety of practice settings.

Concentration Options

Community Development

This concentration provides specialized training in the administration of community programs and services. You will learn to plan, develop, and evaluate approaches to treatment and prevention while studying topics like public policy, nonprofit management, and advocacy.

Forensic Mental Health

The forensic mental health concentration prepares students for counseling specifically focused on offenders or victims in forensic settings. You will learn how criminal justice relates to psychology through coursework in forensic assessment, abnormal psychology, law, and more.

Potential Careers for Graduates

CareerMedian Annual Wage
Forensic Psychologist$69,828
Social and Community Service Manager$67,150
School and Career Counselor$57,040
Marriage and Family Therapist$49,610
Mental Health Clinician$48,161
Health Educator and Community Health Worker$46,910
Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselor$46,240

Career and salary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Payscale.com.

Quick Facts

60

total credits

7

week course length

2

career-focused concentrations

About University of New Haven

The University of New Haven is a private, nonsectarian, independent university that has been recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report for academic excellence. Located between New York City and Boston in the shoreline city of West Haven, the University is a diverse and vibrant community of students from across the globe.

The University has been accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education since 1948 and is chartered by the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut.