M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Make Your Impact with a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northern Vermont University

NVU's program prepares you for careers that promote individual and community wellness, resilience, and recovery.

A Weekend Format That Works for Working Adults

The master of science program in clinical mental health counseling is designed to be highly accessible to working adults in order to encourage a diverse group of students, including people currently working in mental health, substance use treatment programs, or related fields, people in recovery and their family members, and the general public.

The program combines face-to-face instruction, remote, and distance-learning activities geared to adult learners. We offer intensive weekend instruction in classes one weekend a month for cohorts in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Wisconsin, and Alaska.

Graduates demonstrate a strong grounding in the knowledge and skills of the counseling profession, as well as in person-centered and strength-based approaches; culturally competent practice in a multicultural and diverse society; integrated, evidence-based clinical practice in mental health and substance use disorders; and a commitment to leadership, systems change, and advocacy in the profession, the community, and the larger society.

The program is administered by Northern Vermont University for all states, and the program offered is identical across sites in terms of curriculum, faculty expertise, and delivery model.


Interested in applying to Northern Vermont University's master of science in clinical mental health counseling program? Learn more and apply here