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M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Trinity’s CACREP accredited Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program offers rigorous professional training in counseling, combining theory, empirical research, and practical experience.

Students graduate prepared and qualified to test to become Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) in Illinois as well as many other states.

To learn more about all Trinity Christian College has to offer, schedule a traditional or virtual visit to our campus, conveniently located near Chicago. When you’re ready to do so, apply for admission online — quickly and easily.

Graduate Program Accredittion CACREP

Start Dates & Format

The program begins each fall and spring, and operates on a year-round schedule.

It consists of 60 total credit hours. You take 2 courses at a time. Each course meets one night per week, so you are on campus 2 nights a week. The coursework consists of both traditional face-to-face courses and hybrid/blended courses with online components.

Counseling Clinical Experiences

Students complete a counseling practicum of 100 hours and a counseling internship of 600 hours.

Sites where our students have completed their internships include:
Olive Branch Counseling Associates, Inc., South Suburban Family Shelter, Community Counseling Services of Illinois, Genesis Therapy Center, Orland Township Youth and Family Services, along with Trinity’s own Counseling Center.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition is $711 per credit hour.  Learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities on our Financial Aid page.

Application for Admission

For admissions to this program, please visit the Graduate Admissions pages.

Admissions requirements: a degree from a regionally accredited college or university, a 2.75 GPA, a major in psychology or a related field (for example: social work, healthcare communications, biology, nursing, or education). If one’s degree is in an unrelated field then the following prerequisites: Abnormal Psychology and two other psychology courses.

Applicants who do not meet these requirements can be admitted conditionally if they show the traits and skills necessary for professional counselors.