Master of Arts In Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Learn to work in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental health and emotional problems and how to promote mental health and wellness. Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared to work in a variety of settings, including counseling/substance abuse centers, schools, hospitals, and social service agencies.

Provide Professional Help for Life's Challenges

As a mental health counselor, you’ll help individuals, groups, and families overcome challenges by providing them emotional and psychological support and assist them in improving their well-being.

As part of our innovative M.A. program in clinical mental health counseling, you'll study theories and skills related to mental health, substance use, and trauma interventions and learn how to apply them to connect with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds.

Our 60-credit program is designed to meet the program requirements to be a Connecticut Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). You will gain extensive fieldwork experience through counseling practicum opportunities and internships that match your interests and professional goals while developing the skills and knowledge to enhance and enrich individuals, families, groups and communities.

As part of our program, you can also supplement your education with the unique opportunity to pursue a concentration in forensic mental health or community development.

Envision Your Future

The information below is designed to show the many possible careers you could pursue with your major. The research is provided by Encoura, the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on higher education. It includes median national salaries and industry growth projections over the next decade. Click here to view the full report.


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Selected Courses and Programs
Charger Advantage

Get an inside look at what differentiates the University of New Haven and how your experiences as a student will prepare you for success.

Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

Nationally Recognized Center for Career Development

All University of New Haven students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.

From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.

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Community Psychology Scene

Enjoy the latest issue of "CP Scene," the official newsletter of the University's master's degree programs in community psychology and clinical mental health counseling.

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Next Steps
  • An advanced degree from the University of New Haven will help you take your career to the next level. Each program offers convenient scheduling, personalized attention, and state-of-the-art facilities.

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  • The University of New Haven Graduate School is an excellent value with reasonable tuition. Of course, you will still have bills to pay and the Financial Aid office can help.

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Licensure and Certification Information

In the University’s M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program

  • Our curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure in AL, AK, AZ, CT, DE, DC, GA, HI, ID, IA, KS, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MT, NE, NV, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, and WY.
  • Our curriculum does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in AR, IN, KY, MP, NH, NC, UT and VI.
  • We have not yet made a determination if our curriculum meets the licensure requirements in AS, CA, CO, FL, GU, IL, MO, OH, and PR.

Please note that we are currently working through the states’ requirements and will update this information as we make the determinations. Students who are interested in working in any of these states should also contact the appropriate state board.

Click the link below for contact information on State licensure boards.

Licensure Information

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