This successful CACREP-accredited part-time hybrid format expands OSU’s regional reach to further human health and wellness in urban and rural Oregon and beyond. Oregon State University's part-time 90-credit hybrid Master of Counseling (M.Coun.) program with an option in clinical mental health counseling is designed to provide you the theory and practice to deliver professional counseling services in a community-based organization, hospital, agency, group practice, residential facility or other clinical mental health setting. This hybrid format includes online course work and in-person classes held two Fridays and Saturdays each term.

Make a difference

This program prepares you with high-level knowledge, clinical experience and credentials to work in a variety of settings, such as community counseling agencies, rehabilitation facilities, college counseling centers, primary care facilities, veterans affairs and private practice offices. You will develop skills to successfully help others by: 

  • Delivering comprehensive mental health counseling services focused on children, adolescents, adults and families
  • Making a profound difference in someone’s life
  • Promoting mental wellness and healthy relationships in a diverse society

Flexible, part-time program

This hybrid program includes online coursework and in-person classes held two Fridays/Saturdays per term in Wilsonville, Oregon, and emphasizes academic excellence, competence in counseling skills and personal growth. Online coursework is delivered through OSU Ecampus, a national leader in online education. Ideal for those who need flexibility in their schedule, this part-time program allows you to finish the degree in 3.5 to 4 years.

The collaborative cohort teaching model creates an environment in which students form strong bonds as they progress through the advanced course work together and enter the workforce.

Respected program with renowned faculty

The M.Coun. program with an option in clinical mental health is taught by renowned counseling faculty members with strong professional counseling identity within OSU's College of Education. The program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). This accreditation allows students to take exams needed to meet initial eligibility requirements for licensure as an Oregon licensed professional counselorBeing a graduate of a CACREP program provides you a competitive career advantage and a greater chance for acceptance into a doctoral program in counseling. 

To determine whether these courses or programs meet licensure requirements in your state, you must contact the appropriate licensing board(s). Learn about counselor licensure and about counselor licensure in different states.



Misty De Lei, counseling head advisor at [email protected] 

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OSU Counseling recognized for promotion of LGBTGEQIAP+ awareness and affirmation

  • OSU Counseling was honored to receive the 2022 Counseling Program award from the Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities. The award is presented to a program that has demonstrated a commitment to the promotion of LGBTGEQIAP+ awareness and affirmation, and will be presented at the national conference of the American Counseling Association this April.
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