Counseling and Student Personnel: Mental Health Counseling, Master of Science (M.S.)

The Mental Health Counseling program prepares individuals through coursework and supervised experience to serve in a variety of clinical settings: mental health centers, family counseling and community agencies; consultation in business and industry settings; career counseling settings; and private practice.

Program Highlights

  • Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs  (CACREP).
  • Students can explore a wide array of research interests and afforded opportunities to present and attend regional and national conferences.
  • Mentoring from student-centered faculty who are highly invested in the professional growth of students.
  • A state-of-the-art counseling skills training facility.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 during the last two years of undergraduate study.  Undergraduate prerequisite course requirements: Statistics, Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology
  •  If the applicant's GPA is below 3.0 during their last two years of undergraduate study, the applicant must submit either Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) test scores.  
  • Three letters of recommendation focusing upon your academic potential as well as your promise to become an effective counselor/helping professional. One of the recommendations must be from an instructor or academic advisor.
  • Personal statement submitted by answering prompt questions in the online application.
  • Resume

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Citizens International Applicants
Fall Start January 15 January 15
Spring Start N/A N/A
Summer Start N/A N/A

Time to Completion: 2 years


Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Diane Coursol
diane.coursol@mnsu.edu
507-389-5656

 Counseling and student personnel Website