Malone University

M.A. Education, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MEd-CMHC)


2600 Cleveland Avenue, N.W.

Canton, OH 44709

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. Education, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MEd-CMHC)

Format: Online

Program Description:

Mental health counselors are needed more than ever before. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job openings in the field are expected to grow 23 percent by 2026, one of the highest rates of growth in the country.

Malone University’s online Master of Arts in Education – Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree offers you the chance to build on your experience as a mental health professional and advance your career. Our program uses a holistic approach to care, combining stringent clinical training with a curriculum grounded in the spirit of the Christian faith.

Some key topics covered in this program include:
•    Cultural competence in counseling
•    Human development
•    Major counseling theories and techniques
•    Leadership in counseling
•    Assessment and testing
•    Career decision-making
•    Research methods and design
•    State-specific credentialing requirements
•    Treatment methods
•    Addiction
•    Abnormal psychology
•    Professional Counseling Orientation
•    Counseling & Helping Relationship
•    Holistic Approaches to Counseling
•    Ethical Practice
•    Social Justice Advocacy
•    Diagnosis of Mental Disorders
•    Clinical Supervision

Because our curriculum requires both a practicum and a two-part internship, you’ll also gain extensive hands-on training. You’ll serve as a counselor-in-training under professional supervision, and learn from expert practitioners with firsthand experience in a wide range of mental health disciplines and specialties.

At Malone, we are exceptionally proud of our graduates. Our pass rate regularly exceeds the national average, hovering around 90 percent. In addition, our online mental health counseling program is the only program of its kind accredited by CACREP. Because of the state’s rigorous standards of practice, you are afforded a high likelihood of being able to successfully work around the country.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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