Prepare for a career that makes a lasting positive impact on individuals, families and your community with William James College. Our Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program combines rigorous study of evidence-based theory and practice with opportunities for mentorship and personal growth.
In two to three years of study, depending on the program options you choose, you can be ready to help make a difference as a clinical mental health counselor. All applicants may be eligible for a $10,000 scholarship.
We are currently offering a $10,000 scholarship opportunity to all applicants to the MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Applicants will automatically be considered for the scholarship.
Our MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is available online or on campus. Both programs cover 60 credits of coursework. Field experience includes at least 360 hours of practicum and 600 hours of internship.
Shape your professional identity by choosing to pursue an emphasis or concentration option. These programs offer additional knowledge and skills development for a specific branch of counseling practice or for a specific population.
Note that all program emphasis options and most concentrations are for students enrolled in the on-campus MA CMHC program. Online students can pursue a general-track degree or the Military and Veterans Psychology school-wide concentration.
College-wide concentrations are available for several William James College programs. Those offered for the MA CMHC include:
Learn more about each option by visiting the Concentrations page.
If you earn your MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling online with us, or if you elect to pursue a general-track degree, you can choose three courses from the following: