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30+ MONTHS

20 COURSES REQUIRED

60 CREDIT HOURS

$700 PER CREDIT HOUR

 

Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from

Department of Human Relations

College of Arts and Sciences

 

Earn an Advanced Degree While Working Full Time

The University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences now offers an online Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Developed by the Department of Human Relations, this 60-credit hour program can be completed in as few as 30 months.  Graduates are preparing to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)* equipped to help individuals and tackle systemic issues. The program provides a comprehensive curriculum taught through a social justice and multicultural lens.

* This degree is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Behavioral Health Licensure and meets the educational requirements to become a LPC in Oklahoma.  Licensure requirements vary by state and students outside of Oklahoma should review their State Licensure board requirements.

 

As a graduate of the online Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, students will be able to:

  • Prepare to sit for the NCE exam* by earning a qualifying degree, the clinical hours, and practical skills needed to services today’s mental health needs. 
  • Keep up with a rapidly growing societal need.  The demand for mental health professionals is higher than ever as the stigma surrounding mental health diminishes and healthcare insurance policies continue to expand coverage to include mental health services.
  • Prepare for a growing workforce need.  An increasing number of states require counseling services for offenders in the criminal justice system as attitudes toward mental health evolve.
  • View mental health and mental services through a social justice lens by pursuing solutions to equitable access for marginalized people and groups. 
  • Flexible, Online Format. Join other working adults who take classes online from anywhere in the world from world class OU faculty.  All courses are online; practicum and internship are in person.

The Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a fully online program that can be completed in as few as 30 months. It features:

  • 20 courses totaling 60 credit hours
  • A blend of asynchronous coursework and live online class sessions
  • 100-hour practicum and 600-hour internship opportunity (in person per state requirements*)
  • Curriculum viewed through a social justice and multiculturalism lens

Course Topics Include:

  • Ethical Issues in Human Relations Counselling
  • Psychosocial Development
  • Diagnosis in Human Relations Counselling
  • Multicultural Counselling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Counselling Children, Adolescents, and Families
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Emerging Clinical Mental Health Counseling Seminar

* This degree is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Behavioral Health Licensure and meets the educational requirements to become a LPC in Oklahoma.  Licensure requirements vary by state and students outside of Oklahoma should review their State Licensure board requirements.

Format:

    100% Online

Admission Deadline:

    Rolling Admissions

Program Start Terms:

    Fall and Spring

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Lead in Today's World

This program creates strong leaders that harness cultural differences, and gathers perspectives from across age groups and socioeconomic backgrounds while adapting to constant change.



 

Academic Excellence

OU’s graduate school experience is built on the idea that our world-class faculty are mixed with professors of practice to provide valuable instruction in a high-quality online learning environment.



 

Strong Career Growth

You will be prepared to apply for roles in Human Resources, Training and Development fields, as positions like Community Service Managers grow 13% over the next 10 years.



An Investment in Your Future

Costs for the program include:

  • $42,000 (60 credit hours at $700 per credit hour)*
  • $350 tuition deposit due upon enrollment
  • Books and Materials are additional costs

Financial Aid is available for qualifying students. For more information, please contact the Department of OU Online Financial Aid at onlineaid@ou.edu.

*Tuition and fees are subject to change at the discretion of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

Program Details

To apply to our online Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, students must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or appropriate international equivalent).

Applicants must complete the following:

  • Complete an online application
  • Submit a current resume
  • Provide official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Submit a personal statement
  • International students must demonstrate English proficiency

 

We do not require applicants to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). We accept applications on a rolling basis. Applications are reviewed individually.

For more information on the admissions process, please complete the contact form above and an admissions counselor will be in touch shortly.

If you would like to compare the estimated cost of your program with a typical financial aid package, use the cost calculator on our OU Online financial aid page. 

In general, University Tuition Waivers cannot be applied to OU Online programs or courses. This includes, but is not limited to, Graduate Assistant Tuition Waivers and faculty/staff waivers. 

If you have questions regarding financial aid for your online program, please contact the Online Aid office by emailing onlineaid@ou.edu or calling at 405-325-2929.

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Program Contacts:

Enrollment Counselor:

Mikaela Hickman
(405) 561-2674
mhickman@ou.edu

Schedule a Time to Meet

Coordinator:

Katie Allen
LPC Advisor and Assistant Professor