Get Help

M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

badgeThe Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree at Clarion University is a 60-credit-hour program designed to meet the academic requirements established by the Pennsylvania state board leading to the Licensed Professional Counselor credential in Pennsylvania. This program is aimed at graduate students who are looking to enhance their career options.

Graduates can work in a wide range of human service areas including:

  • Direct service or supervisory roles in children and youth
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Court supervision
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Substance abuse/dual diagnosis
  • Psychiatric rehabilitation and/or gerontology

The MS Mental Health Counseling program offers curriculum in areas of:

  • Assessment
  • Case management
  • Group therapy
  • Therapeutic interventions
  • Crisis interventions
  • Ethics
  • Cultural foundations
  • Clinical instruction

Coursework is offered entirely online with a few courses offered in a hybrid format that includes some face-to-face instruction in the evenings or on weekends.

The Online Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is intended for students who are pursuing careers in human services. Students in this program typically work with:

  • Individuals diagnosed with mental health problems
  • Individuals diagnosed with addiction problems
  • Older citizens
  • Persons with developmental disabilities in residential and day program settings
  • Adult and juvenile offenders
  • Public and private human service agencies

Dr. Mark F. Lepore, LPC, LCSW
Director, Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
128 Harvey Hall
1 814 393 2474

View the student handbook

Note:, a leading resource for graduate-level education, recently released its annual ranking of the Best Online Master's Degrees in Social Work. analyzed data from hundreds of colleges across the nation in order to develop their rankings. Clarion University's Master of Science degree ranked 18th in offering the most notable combination of academic quality, accommodation, guidance and affordability.

Last Updated 11/11/21