Montana State University - Billings

Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

The Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling (MSCRMHC) program at Montana State University-Billings offers a rigorous curriculum of on-campus and online coursework and fieldwork experiences designed to prepare graduates for state licensure eligibility and national certification.

Graduates of the program have found employment in state and federal agencies, community based rehabilitation and mental health centers, hospitals and rehabilitation facilities, schools and universities, and other private and public social service organizations. Typical positions for graduates include: rehabilitation counselors, mental health counselors, chemical dependency counselors, and therapists.

The program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Founded in 1969, the program has achieved and maintained accreditation since 1978. Students benefit by participating in a program that is nationally recognized for its quality and high academic standards.


Program Information

School Name: 
Montana State University - Billings

Program Name: Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

Program Length: Five to Six Semesters

Enrollment Types: 
Full-Time or Part-Time

Instruction Methods: Asynchronous

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Phone Number: (406) 896-5830

Program Requirements:

  • 60-66 Credits
  • Pre-Practicum
  • Practicum
  • 6-12 Credits for Internship

Admission Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university with 3.0 GPA
    • Students with a 2.75 - 3.0 GPA may be considered on provisional admission.
  • Official transcripts
  • Application Essay
    • Why have you chosen this career path?
    • What strengths or assets do you bring to the program?
    • What has influenced your decision to pursue a career in the counseling profession?
  • Current CV or Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE Scores