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MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP-Accredited)

Through a mix of research, practical application, and coursework, Walden’s CACREP-accredited MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program can prepare you to integrate knowledge and skills into a career as a successful professional counselor. Developed by leading experts in the field, this program is designed to meet the high standards set by CACREP and to provide continuity throughout your learning experience, with each course building upon key experiences.

Receive a 10% tuition reduction if you reside outside the US and start this program today. Contact one of our enrollment advisors to learn more.

Enrollment process

  1. Complete the Request Information form

  2. An enrollment advisor will contact you to answer your questions.

  3. Choose the program that’s right for you, then apply.

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What Our Students Say:

“Walden gave me the opportunity to earn my master’s degree as a single mother of two children.”

Michelle Wrayanne Glaze Parker

Walden Graduate
testimonial Michelle Wrayanne Glaze Parker

In this program, you will be prepared to

  • Work with diverse clients in a group or individual setting.
  • Evaluate diverse clientele using the most current diagnostic methods.
  • Develop a foundation in the ethical, business, and legal aspects of being a mental health counselor.


  • Addiction Counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • Forensic Counseling
  • Military Families and Culture
  • Trauma and Crisis Counseling

This Walden MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling will allow you to use your knowledge immediately as a practicing professional.

*Licensing regulations vary from state to state. Walden University cannot guarantee professional licensure. See Note on Licensure.

Accreditation Statement

Walden University's MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CACREP accreditation is a requirement for licensure in many states.

Note on Licensure

The MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for licensing exams and meet the academic licensure requirements of many state counseling boards. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues, however, it remains the individual's responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure requirements.

Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure.

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