Online Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Learn To Treat The Whole Person

The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) is a three-year post-bachelor’s online program designed to meet state licensure requirements for professional clinical mental health counselors in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California.

This program combines online academic curriculum, two required on-campus residency experiences, and clinical training experiences. It is a robust academic experience that teaches you how to engage your clientele from a holistic approach: biologically, psychologically, spiritually, and culturally.

A Word from Dr. Robert Campbell

I think the most rewarding part of our program is the residency experience. This opportunity allows students to gain the hands-on experience necessary and to know how to apply the skills needed to do the work of counseling. It also allows students and faculty to become more deeply acquainted and for students to learn from each other.

Robert Campbell, Psy.D., Assistant Professor and CMHC Program Director, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Why Northwest University for your Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling?

  • Obtain a degree from a university with the highest institutional accreditation possible.
  • Take a step toward practicing as a licensed counseling professional.
  • Have both the flexibility of an online program and the support of a blended program—one that has periodic face-to-face interaction with faculty and fellow students.
  • Incorporate your faith experience with academic learning and applied skills.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of cultural context, enabling yourself to serve a broad range of clientele.
  • Gain the opportunity to shift your career into the counseling field from other disciplines.

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Northwest University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and is a private, non-profit Christian institution awarding associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. The University also holds membership with the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.

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