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MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

If you’re seeking licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) practicing in New Jersey, Monmouth’s Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling will give you the theory-based knowledge and counseling skills you need to succeed in a wide range of mental health careers.

Our dynamic 60-credit curriculum was the first mental health counseling program in the state to be accredited by CACREP. You’ll learn the foundations of counseling procedures, intervention skills, assessment methods and the quantitative abilities you need to read relevant research findings.

  • Satisfies academic requirements for students seeking licensure as Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) in New Jersey
  • The department has close associations with more than 100 field sites that accept Monmouth students for field placement during the required practicum and internships
  • Students may participate in various hands-on and experiential activities in addition to practicum and internships

Scheduling is geared to working adults with all classes offered during the late afternoon or evening. All services are offered at the Monmouth University Graduate Center located two miles from the main campus.

Application deadlines for this program are July 30 for Fall and December 1 for Spring. View Program Application Requirements.

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Program Director

Joanne Jodry, Ed.D., D.M.H.

Phone: 732-263-5115

Monmouth students consistently test above the national mean, as well as the means for other CACREP schools.

Significant Career Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects for counselors are well above average, with the field expected to grow 23% through 2026. Those with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling are well poised to take advantage of the expected boom.


Program is consistent with the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards

My training at Monmouth University was provided by expert staff in a highly supportive environment. As a result, I am now gifted with the ability to help others in a significantly impactful way. There is great reward in the counseling profession, it is beyond anything that I could have ever imagined.

Alicia Zielinski Straub
M.S. ’11

The M.S. program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling provides students with a comprehensive education from a diverse faculty, including intensive supervised clinical experience in the field. When students are finished with the program, they are equipped to obtain a professional license as a counselor and seek employment across a wide range of careers in mental health.