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Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program FAQ

Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program FAQ

Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program FAQ

Below, you'll find a quick reference to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Sacred Heart's online CMHC program.

Is the online master's in clinical mental health counseling a full- or part-time program?

The online master's in clinical mental health counseling program offers full-time and part-time options for students.

Is there a residency component in the online master's in clinical mental health counseling program?

Along with a selection of online courses, the online master's in clinical mental health counseling does require the completion of two week-long on-ground residencies, a clinical practicum and at least two internships, all of which can be completed in your state. Some states require clinical experiences that must be longer.

Will the online master's in clinical mental health counseling degree prepare me to become licensed in my state?

Developed with CACREP standards as a foundation, the online master's in clinical mental health counseling offers a curriculum that meets the demands for licensure in all states except New York, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, Kansas, Missouri and Illinois. We do not accept applicants that live in or intend to seek licensure in any of these states at this time.

How fast can I complete the online master's in clinical mental health counseling program?

You can complete the program as a full-time student in as little as two years.

How long do I have to complete the online master's in clinical mental health counseling program?

Part-time students can complete the program within 3 years.

Is there a GMAT/GRE entrance exam required for this program?

GMAT/GRE scores are not required for admission to the online master's in clinical mental health counseling program.

How do I apply for the online master's in clinical mental health counseling program?

To apply for the online master's in clinical mental health counseling from Sacred Heart University, you'll need a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. For more information, visit our admissions page.

Can working professionals with families really do this?

Sacred Heart University's online learning platform is designed with working individuals in mind. The online classroom allows you to choose when and where you learn as you balance your courses and fieldwork with your full-time responsibilities.

What is the cost per credit hour?

The cost per credit hour for the online master's in clinical mental health counseling program is $800. There are 60 credits total. For more information, visit our tuition page.

Is Sacred Heart University a Yellow Ribbon school?

Sacred Heart University is one of the first institutions in Connecticut to become a Yellow Ribbon School and is also approved for both the Montgomery and Post 9/11 GI Bills. To learn more about options for military students, visit our tuition page.

Why is Sacred Heart University my best option for earning a master's in clinical mental health counseling?

The online master's in clinical mental health counseling from Sacred Heart University offers an interactive learning experience designed to fit your busy schedule and provide you with the skills you need for career advancement across the United States.

How does Sacred Heart University's curriculum set the online master's in clinical mental health counseling apart from others?

Our curriculum follows CACREP standards as a foundation and meets the requirements for licensure in many states. Faculty members bring years of diverse counseling experience to each course, and our residency, practicum and internship requirements ensure you gain the hands-on experience that today's employers demand. For more information, visit the curriculum page.

To learn more about the unique Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Sacred Heart University, request more information or call us toll free: 877-791-7181.