M.S.Ed in Mental Health Counseling and Counselor Education


M.S.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling and Counselor Education

Mental Health Track

Improve the mental and emotional health of others

This 60-credit hour degree prepares you for a career as a professionally-licensed mental health counselor in a variety of community settings.

Through a combination of coursework, laboratory experiences, practica, and internships you’ll develop effective counseling skills and gain the qualifications and confidence needed to help others.

  • Application Deadlines
    Starting SemesterDeadline
    Fall Jan 15
    Spring Oct 1
    Summer Jan 15
    International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
  • Admissions Requirements

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate Studies Office will accept unofficial transcripts and self-reported test scores for admission reviews. Any admission made with these documents would be conditioned on receipt of official documents, which should be provided as soon as possible.

    Note: If you are currently enrolled or have applied in the past year, you should qualify for an application fee waiver. Click here for criteria and how to obtain the waiver.

    1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    2. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    3. Completed online application that includes:
      • Transcripts
      • Personal statement
      • Resume
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • The GRE is NOT required for students who have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.3 from a U.S. institution. All other students will be required to submit GRE Scores.
      • Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)

    Learn more about how to apply

  • Program Requirements
  • Tuition and Fees

    Per credit hour

    IN Resident$444.27

    *Does not include fees, which will vary depending on the number of credits enrolled. Find more information and calculate your expected costs at Student Central.

  • Funding
    • Learn about the variety of fellowships and assistantships that are available to graduate students.
    • Visit Student Central for information about financial assistance.
    • Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
    • Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit the Center for Veteran and Military Students to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.
  • Accreditation

    The M.S.Ed in Mental Health Counseling and Counselor Education is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) for the period of August, 2018 through August, 2028.

    Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

Our Faculty

Profile Picture

Clinical Associate Professor; Director, Center for Human Growth

(812) 856-8348
Profile Picture

Clinical Assistant Professor

Profile Picture

Associate Professor

Research Areas:
Sport and performance psychology, multicultural psychology, psychology of men and masculinities
(812) 856-8331
Profile Picture

Associate Professor

Research Areas:
Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders, Latinx Mental Health
(812) 856-8243
Profile Picture

Professor, Counseling and Educational Psychology Department Chair

Research Areas:
Gratitude, encouragement, psychology of men and masculinities, Asian American suicide
(812) 856-8293

Start your life-changing journey

Schedule a visit   Request information