Antioch University in New England offers the online Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through its Antioch University Connected program. This online degree program prepares students to work as professional counselors in a variety of counseling settings and roles. The emphasis is on developing skills to promote mental health, well-being and social justice for a diverse, multicultural, and global community.
The experiential program offers hands-on experience where you learn by doing. Courses are taught by a faculty of professionals active in clinical practice and offer the same academic rigor as the university’s on-campus program in a convenient online format.
Competency is built on eight core areas as recommended by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). There are 60 credits required for graduation. Graduates of the program are prepared to and apply for licensure as a clinical mental health counselor. Post-degree supervised practice is required by most states.
The online counseling program comprises two intensive six-day residencies, a semester-long practicum (100 hours), and a three-semester internship (900 hours). It typically takes three years of full-time study to complete the program. Expect to allocate nine hours per week on each course plus 20 hours per week onsite in a clinical setting for the practicum and internship.
School Name: Antioch University
Program Name: Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Program Length: 3 years for full-time students
Enrollment Types: Full-Time or Part-Time
Instruction Methods: Asynchronous
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Phone Number: (855) 792-1049
- Two intensive week-long residencies
- Semester-long practicum (100 hours)
- Three-semester internship (900 hours)
- A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7
- International students must live in the U.S. and have a TOEFL score of 550 for the paper-based test or 79 for the Internet-based examination
- Supplementary admissions statement
- Three letters of recommendation
- Completion of an admissions interview with a faculty member