Wake Forest University

Master of Arts in Counseling - Clinical Mental Health



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Counseling - Clinical Mental Health

Format: Online

Program Description:

Make a Difference in the Lives of Those in Need

Skilled, compassionate people make a positive difference in the lives of others, a belief well supported by research in the field of helping professions.  Humanity always benefits from supportive individuals but in these times when so many in our society are experiencing hardships, we need caring counselors more than ever.

Wake Forest University's Master of Arts in Counseling – Clinical Mental Health online program is dedicated to educating students to pursue careers as highly-skilled counselors, who are committed to serving the needs of their communities. Whether they are working in mental health, substance abuse and addictions, career counseling or other counseling specialties, students excel as community leaders, advocates and practitioners who model compassionate service to humanity and promote prevention, early intervention and wellness.

Clinical Mental Health Counselor Licensing: The Wake Forest counseling program helps prepare students to pursue careers as mental health counselors. As a CACREP-accredited program, the program of study through the Department of Counseling meets the licensure requirements for most states. However, certain states may have other requirements, for example four states do not accept online degree programs for licensure. Therefore, it is the student’s responsibility to check with their state licensing boards to determine what requirements are necessary and to plan for meeting those requirements, if any.  

Certification and Licensure (Counseling)
Program graduates are eligible to take the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE).  The NCE is used for both national counselor certification and state counselor licensure qualifying examination


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Eligibility Requirements:

Student must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. A GPA > 2.5, GRE > 1000; writing > 3. Student must provide Letters of Recommendation.

Facts & Figures

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Size & Settings: 0-999

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