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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Trinity’s 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.

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 for 2019-2020 is $655 per credit hour. Total tuition for 60-credit hours is $39,300. 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.