St. Cloud State University

College of Education

Counseling - Clinical Mental Health


St. Cloud State UniversitySchool of Graduate Studies720 Fourth Avenue South

Stewart Hall 257

Saint Cloud, MN 56301

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. - Community Psychology: Community Counseling, M.S. - Community Psychology: Community Counseling, The program offers option to also apply for certificates in Chemical Dependency, Gerontology, and Marriage and Family Therapy in addition to their degree in Community Counseling.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate program will prepare you to be a culturally responsive, competent and ethical counselor. The program will prepare you to work with a trauma-informed lens with individuals, families, groups or organizations.

Program Highlights

  • Prepares students in cultural fluency. 
  • Classes are limited to two or three days a week. 
  • Uses a cohort model. 
  • Program follows Integrative Course Design model of teaching to reach all learning styles. 
  • Trauma-informed instruction. 
  • Students are eligible to take the National Counseling Exam in their final semester.


CACREP Accreditation The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) is the national program accrediting body for the Professional Counseling profession. Program accreditation brings national recognition and opportunities to a program, the faculty, and the students. A primary value to graduates of a CACREP accredited program is increased portability of education and experience across state lines in terms of practice opportunity and licensure.

International Student Requirements:

In addition to submitting an application, application fee, GRE/GMAT scores if required by program, and 3 letters of recommendation, international students must also submit scores from a language admission exam and financial documentation showing the student ability to cover the cost of graduate study. Qualifying language admission exams and required scores are as follows: TOEFL: 213 on the computer exam, 550 on the paper exam or 79 on the iBT with no subscore under 17; Michigan Placement Test: 80; IELTS: 6.5.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 52

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 344.74 resident/538.86 non-resident USD

In State Tuition (per year): 9170 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 13829 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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