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General Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Nurture your passion for mental health wellness in your community as you earn your MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. With the General Clinical Mental Health Counseling specialization, you can take advantage of maximum flexibility in choosing your additive course content.

Select any four courses within the MS Counseling programs, to include PLAY-prefixed programs* to create your General Specialization within the 90-credit MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.

*Prerequisite requirements may apply to COUN or PLAY courses

**This specialization is not designed to prepare students to pursue professional licensure in the addictions field or education field. Capella University cannot guarantee eligibility for licensure, endorsement, other professional credentials or salary advancement. State licensing regulations and professional standards vary; learners are responsible for understanding and complying with the requirements of the state in which they intend to work. State licensing boards review each applicant’s completed education, exam scores, supervised experience, criminal history and application materials at the time of license application to determine eligibility. For more information, see the professional licensure disclosures for this program on Capella’s website.

Real-world learning

Enhance your skills with residencyinternship and practicum experiences that integrate your knowledge with practice.

Focused curriculum

Our curriculum is aligned with accreditation and professional standards and is designed to help serve today’s contemporary societal issues facing individuals, groups and families.

Expert faculty

Our counseling faculty are highly qualified educators whose robust clinical and professional experiences enrich the learning environment and course room experience.

Classes start July 8

Apply today with no application fee.

At a glance

  • GuidedPath
  • Online & in person
  • 13 Core courses
  • 4 Specialization courses
  • 2 Residencies
  • 1 Practicum
  • 2 Internships
  • CACREP accredited

Reduce your tuition by $2,500

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $2,500 Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master’s degree. Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

What can you do with an  MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, General Clinical Mental Health Counseling specialization.

Job titles to explore

  • Counselor
  • Mental health counselor
  • Mental health therapist
  • Mental health clinician
  • Mental health professional
  • Behavioral health case manager
  • Behavioral health therapist
  • Licensed mental health therapist
  • Behavioral health/EAP consultant

Employment settings to explore

  • Health care and social assistance
  • Public administration
  • Finance and insurance
  • Professional, scientific and technical services

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.