Online Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Prepare For Your Future in Counseling with an Online Master’s Degree

A Quality Education, Your Way.

Counseling is a profession that touches a wide range of different fields, and there will always be people in need of expert help. Eastern Oregon University’s online MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program will help you learn to utilize complex critical thinking skills in the pursuit of fulfilling work in the industry of your choice. Our MS program meets full licensure requirements for 41 states and is made up of synchronous online components, ensuring you can learn from wherever is most convenient for you.

In this program, you will learn to cultivate your professional identity and better understand the profession of clinical mental health counseling from a practitioner perspective. By studying topics like developmental theory, cultural diversity, diagnostic systems and more, you will be prepared to explore the industry with confidence.

Put Your Career Goals in Reach

With a degree from Eastern Oregon University, you will see your career opportunities expand as the knowledge and skills you’ve attained become valuable assets in the job market.

100% Online Courses

90 Credit Hours

GRE/GMAT Not Required

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The Latest Trends in Mental Health Counseling

The online Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is 90 credit hours. In these courses, you’ll gain relevant, up-to-date knowledge to become an expert in the field.

Introduction to Counseling and Ethical Practice

Explore the basic educational and historical foundations of counseling, credentialing and preparation standards for counselors.

Social and Cultural Diversity in Counseling

Examine the influence of culture, race, class and more on the provision of counseling services.

Career Development and Counseling

Learn about the theoretical bases of vocational development, career education, career development and the significance of the world of work in the lifestyle of individuals.

Crisis Trauma Counseling

Get an overview of the impact of crises, disasters and other trauma-causing events on individuals, families, and communities, and learn treatment modalities for trauma.

About EOU Online

Convenience and flexibility are built into our online curriculum, but these are just two of the many opportunities our programs offer, including:

  • Only a few of our programs have minimal on-campus requirements, but a majority have none at all.
  • Students receive access to the same content and opportunities as on-campus students.
  • Students learn in a creative digital format.
  • The University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Whether your goal is a new career or career advancement, an EOU degree or certificate will give you the credentials you need to achieve success.

Exciting, In-Demand Mental Health Counseling Careers

Overall employment of mental health counselors is projected to grow 22% from 2021 to 2031, which is much faster than most professions.1 Mental health counseling is a field with a wide range of career opportunities that are always in high demand, including:

  • Career Guidance Counselor
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Student Services Counselor

EOU offers quality liberal arts and professional programs at the bachelor’s and master’s degree levels. Each program adheres to Our core values: altruism, INTERDEPENDENCE, civility, discovery, integrity and quality.

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  1. “Occupational Outlook Handbook: Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors.” Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved on November 11, 2022 from