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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Pursue a career in professional counseling and consultation, and prepare to sit for the National Counselor Exam.

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Now accepting applications for Fall 2024!

Admission Process

Applicants will apply for initial admission to the University as a precandidate to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and will be enrolled in the Fall 2024 cohort.

Application Requirements

All applicants will be considered, regardless of undergraduate major.

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. A lower GPA will be considered with an additional interview process.
  • Two letters of Recommendation - One personal and one professional reference letter are required. References from family members, friends or close professional colleagues are not acceptable; supervisors or faculty members are appropriate references.

For International Students

All international students must meet the criteria for graduate admission. In addition, international applicants also demonstrate English proficiency. All international students must take one of the tests indicated below and meet the university minimum score requirement.

  • A minimum TOEFL IBT of 100
  • A minimum IELTS overall band score of 7.0
  • A minimum Duolingo English test score of 125
  • Valid Green Card

Advanced Standing

A student may transfer a maximum of six credits of comparable graduate work taken at other approved universities. The transfer of credits within La Roche University will be approved at the discretion of the Program Director. Only courses with grades of “B” or better will be considered for transfer, provided the courses are in keeping with CACREP Standards, program requirements and have been taken within five years.

Qualified candidates will be notified if an interview is necessary once a completed application is received. Interviews may occur on a rolling admission basis until the cohort is at maximum capacity.


Learn more about program and the benefits of earning a  Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from La Roche University.