University of San Diego

School of Leadership and Education Sciences

M.A. in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Office of Graduate Admissions, 5998 Alcala Park

5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, CA 92110

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Format: Campus

Program Description:

MA in Counseling, With a Specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Clinical mental health counseling (CMHC) students complete a broad based and comprehensive clinical training specialization that prepares them to pursue licensure with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as licensed professional clinical counselors. Licensed professional clinical counselors practice independently in a variety of settings — such as hospitals, community mental health agencies, and college and universities — treating clients who struggle with everything from adjusting to life to serious mental illnesses. The CMHC specialization adopts an evidence based clinical practice approach with an emphasis on addressing the mental health needs of underserved and culturally diverse populations in San Diego County. Each student develops a clinical sub-specialty plan for further study of specific clinical issues and populations through practica, research and professional development, and completes a minimum of 700 hours of supervised clinical experience during his or her graduate program.


The University of San Diego is accredited the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 60

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

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