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Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Build on any bachelor's degree with a master's degree that will help improve lives. LVC’s Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling will prepare you for a career in hospitals, private practice, or social service organizations.

Next start date: August 28, 2023

Learn More About the Program

LVC’s M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program objectives are aligned with the Pennsylvania State requirements for Licensure for Professional Counselors through a curriculum founded in excellence in teaching, high-performing student outcomes, and continuous improvements. Complete the program in as few as two years.

credits (includes 600-hour internship)
2023–24 cost per credit hour
Online or hybrid
format in 7-week terms
time to completion
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Build Broad Skills You Can Apply Anywhere

Our program is broader than most, and that’s deliberate. Counselors with broad skills are in high demand and can pursue careers in clinical child psychology, addiction counseling, trauma-focused therapy, marriage/family counseling, or a variety of other counseling-related disciplines.

Trauma-informed Counseling Certificate

The certificate comprises 4 courses (12 credits) that can be obtained as a stand-alone certificate or applied toward the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

To learn more, please contact Dr. Cindy Vejar or email

In Their Words

We learned new content in the program through independent work, such as discussion posts, assignments, and quizzes, as well as collaborative projects working with our peers. I really enjoyed both forms and felt as though the group project offered us an opportunity to get a different perspective on the topics we were studying.
Sarah Bruchey ’20, M’21, Counselor, Maryland Treatment Centers, Inc.
I learned something new every day. We did a lot of role-playing activities to gain feedback from our classmates and teachers, and that was the best thing because I think that was the best way to learn.
Jamie Rothenberger ’20, M’22, Lead Academic Teacher, YMCA of Greater Brandywine
LVC has a longstanding reputation for being student-centered and providing quality instruction that makes graduates competitive in the workforce.
Dr. Cynthia Vejar, Program Director and Associate Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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