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.

Application Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above will be most competitive for admission to the program.  Undergraduate prerequisite course requirements:  Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology
  • 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. Based Applicants 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