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Preparing Social Change Agents in Counseling

Seattle University’s Online Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is a national leader in developing highly skilled, multiculturally competent counselors that the world needs today. We are here to support your journey in becoming a mental health leader, social change agent and advocate in counseling: 

  • Complete the program from anywhere in the United States
  • Access to a personalized Student Success Coordinator
  • Small class sizes -- classes with no more than 12 students
  • Flexible scheduling for working adults
  • Faculty who are leaders in their respective areas of research
  • Dual certification/licensure eligibility for those seeking substance use disorder professional certification and mental health counselor licensure in Washington state

Additional Program Features

  • The first two years of the program are offered in a format in which courses are online and asynchronous (no Zoom classes but weekly structure and deadlines.)

  • There is a summer residency requirement that takes place across four days in the summer on Seattle University's campus after the first and second years in the program.

  • The 3rd year of the program is a hybrid experience in which students complete an in-person practicum and internship at an approved site while taking an online synchronous group supervision course that meets once a week. (Practicums and internships can be completed where you live, it just has to be an approved site.)

  • Since the program is designed to help students obtain mental health licensure, the practicum and internship must be at a program-approved site located within the United States.

  • The degree earned upon completion of the program is a Master of Arts in Education with specialty in Counseling, also listed an an M.A.Ed in Counseling.  

World Class Faculty

Our counseling faculty are nationally renowned leaders in their field. They are well published and engage in innovative research and policy surrounding mental health counseling within our global community. They are counselor-scholar-advocates who bring a wealth of experience to the online classroom. 

Learn more about the Online Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program with Program Director, Dr. Jen Gess. 

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Flexible Format

Study online, from anywhere

$735 Per Credit/ 90 Credits

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Christine Campbell, Senior Admissions Counselor for Online Programs

Christine Campbell

Senior Admissions Counselor



Sample an Online Course

Professional and Ethical Issues in Counseling

Affinity Information Sessions

Video presentations from the Online Clinical Mental Health Counseling faculty highlight how the counseling profession intersects with their shared personal and professional identities. Faulty will walk through their experiences as counselors and provide insights into the field in these videos.